It seems clear at the moment that Apple patrons can expect the iPhone 5 to feature the 4G LTE technology. However, for those who are quite unsure, there is another reason why it is highly possible for the phone to have 4G LTE. That is, the recently released iOS 5.1 has prepared the code for an iPhone 5 featuring that technology.
Majority of the iPhone users may be familiar with jailbreaking even if it does not usually unveil secrets regarding a new Apple phone. But, in the case of the iPhone 5, the code that can be accessed through jaibreaking is allowing people to see that Apple has already considered an iPhone 5 with the 4G LTE feature.
iDownloadBlog's anonymous source used the iFile, an app that is exclusive for jaibreaking to seek for iOS 5.1's Network.strings source code. The code allows network functionality control of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and even that of the iPhone 5. Moreover, the screenshots the tipster obtained and forwarded to iDownloadBlog shows that the code mentions 4G LTE several times.
Some may think that the code may refer to the 4G LTE of the new iPad. But, when it is closely examined, it is not difficult to recognize that it does refer to a phone like the iPhone 5 and not a tablet since it mentions the word call which iPad is not capable of doing.
Moreover, the words referring to 4G also makes it apparent that the codes are not about the present iPhone versions because none of which support 4G LTE. Furthermore, the code shows that users of the iPhone 5 will have an option to use 4G LTE for their handset or the slower 3G.
Aside from that, it seems that iPhone 5's FaceTime will provide support for using 4G LTE which implies that its users do not have to use Wifi to be able to call using FaceTime. This is highly beneficial because FaceTime has a tendency to use up plenty of data that is why Apple created it in such a way that it will need Wifi. With a 4G LTE functioning FaceTime, iPhone 5 users can conveniently video chat with peers anywhere and anytime.
Although this report still stays as a rumor, it makes the 4G LTE feature for the iPhone 5 even highly possible because the source of the report were able to repeat the findings.