iPhone 5 to Support China Mobile 3G Network

June 22, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Soothsayers in the gadget world are busy taking their rounds by reaping the benefits of an upcoming iPhone launch. As you know, rumors are aplenty, even though Apple is expected to launch the phone only in September or October.

However, rumors a lot of times do turn out to be true. So we do give an ear to them. According to the latest rumor, the new iPhone will have more China-specific features.

This is no surprise considering the special Chinese inclination Apple has shown at the announcement of iOS 6 features.

China is a huge market no gadget maker can ignore. So experts suggest that the next gen iPhone will support China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G network.

The move is important as China Mobile is the largest cellular network provider in the world with around 650 million subscribers. Though the trend and standards in the US are already demanding LTE and 4th generation network compatible devices, 4G tests are only underway in China and will take considerable time before being implemented. This has forced iPhone watchers to believe that the new mobile will support China Mobile’s 3G network.

Meanwhile, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu also suggested that the new device may have a new form factor and a larger screen. According to him, the rigs will also bring along a 4G LTE wireless modem under the hood.

Now, tell us what you would like to see in the next gen iPhone.

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