Apple is readying a TD-LTE capable iPhone for China Mobile

China Mobile still doesn’t offer the iPhone officially, but this will change soon. China Mobile’s president announced a deal with Apple for a TD-LTE capable iPhone.

And while the fact that the carrier will be getting the Apple smartphone interests mostly its subscribers the fact that it will pack TD-LTE radio is pretty major news for everyone.

You see LTE and the Chinese home-grown TD-LTE are two different standards, but they use essentially the same technology. Basically the chip inside the China Mobile’s iPhone could be used with any LTE network without the need to change anything about the production process.

So while early reports suggested that the next iPhone won't have LTE support, this suggests that the feature shouldn't be written off just yet. If another of the numerous iPhone 4S (or 5) rumors is to be believed we will have to wait until September (when the handset will be released) to have all our questions answered.

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Apple is readying a TD-LTE capable iPhone for China Mobile - reader comments

  • Anonymous

you do know that 99% of statistics are made up on the spot? I have an iphone 4 & never had a reception problem. In fact the only other phone I've ever owned with better reception is the HTC Touch HD. I regularly get 3-4 bars where my HTC Leg...

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  • 2011-05-24 03:27
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  • Yani

Wow! What a war is going on in here! From one extreme hate to another! I must heat it up a little ;) I must say that the iPhone4 is 5-10% better than the SGS (camera flash, long-lasting battery, really snappy, larger resolution, more apps; of...

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  • 2011-05-23 16:29
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  • dydystar

Dont change to play,the mluti touch is horrible on xplay

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  • 2011-05-23 14:58
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