Following yesterday’s report that Apple is already testing 4G LTE-capable iPhones with their carrier partners, a new report suggests that US Apple Stores are being equipped with LTE 4G equipment, further stirring rumors of possible LTE 4G support in the upcoming iPhone 5.
According to the report, which comes to us from Engadget, LTE equipment in the 700mhz and AWS frequencies is currently being installed in major US Apple Stores. What’s more interesting is who is reportedly installing the equipment – AT&T.
While this speculation shouldn’t get your hopes up too much, as the most likely LTE chipset for Apple to use, made by Qualcomm, isn’t likely to be available until sometime in 2012. This to me suggests that the prospect of an LTE-compatible iPhone 5 is rather slim, despite rumors to the contrary.