In a cryptic comment, Deutsche Telekom has added to the speculation that at least the European variant of iPhone 5S may support the ultra-fast LTE Advanced (LTE-A) standard, also known as LTE+. iPhone 5S supporting latest faster LTE+ standard had been rumored back in July.
Among the competitors, Samsung has promised to deliver an updated version of Galaxy S4 with ultra-fast LTE+ soon. This latest cellular networking technology offers at least twice the download speeds of the current-generation LTE standard.
In a announcement that the carrier will be launching its high-speed LTE+ data service this month, with speeds of up to 150MBit/s, the company said:
Samsung will offer an updated version of the Galaxy S4 with LTE +. Appropriate devices from other manufacturers will follow the end of September.
Apple is launching its new iPhones in September and it’s safe to assume that it’ll support LET+ standard as first rumored back in July. And in Deutsche Telekom’s statement – one of the ‘other manufacturers’ may be Apple.
Ultra fast LTE Advanced allows for simultaneous download and upload speeds of approximately 300 Mbps, or up to three times faster than current LTE theoretical speeds.
Apple’s iPhone 5S is expected to come in similar design of an iPhone 5, A7 processor, improved camera with dual LED flash, fingerprint sensor, new colors and more storage option. Apple is set to unveil iPhone 5S alongside iPhone 5C at a media event on September 10.