Here's a bit of good news regarding the long-awaited device ever iPhone 5. During a presentation at this week's Macworld Asia, China Unicom executive confirmed that Apple's next-generatin iPhone, the iPhone 5, will support HSPA + "4G" that offeres data speed of 21 Mbps.
apanese IT news site "PC Watch" tells that, Research vice president of China Unicom, Huan Wenliang, told iPhone 5 will support W-CDMA based high-speed data transfer standard HSPA Evolution "HSPA+" (21Mbps) at keynote speech in Macworld Asia 2011.Macrumors :
Claims of the iPhone 5 supporting HSPA+ surfaced earlier this year, with many noting that the move would result in a significant network speed difference between AT&T and Verizon/Sprint customers in the United States. AT&T has rolled out the intermediary HSPA+ technology as a bridge to LTE, and has been calling HSPA+ "4G" in its marketing. Existing iPhone 4 owners upgrading should be able to see a speed boost if they live in a supported area.
Qualcomm's world-mode MDM6600 chip found in the CDMA iPhone 4 already supports 14.4 Mbps HSPA+, but the device itself is limited to CDMA networks.