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Last Minute iPhone 5 Rumours: No 4G LTE, Similar Design, Better GPS Features

Here are some last minute rumours to fill your brain with. The Wall Street Journal has some last minute iPhone news, and that is according to their sources the next iPhone (which will be revealed in an hour) won’t support 4G LTE networks:

According to people familiar with the company’s plans, the hotly anticipated device won’t operate on long-term evolution or WiMAX fourth-generation networks. Those wireless networks promise speedier downloading to mobile devices of episodes of television programs, as well as cute baby photos.

We’ve heard previous rumours an LTE-enabled iPhone would not be coming this year. No surprise given the lack of 4G LTE coverage in Canada (even though Rogers and Bell launched LTE in limited areas) and its affect on battery life.

iPhone 4S Coming Your Way

According to their ‘sources familiar with the matter’, The Next Web reports the following:

Sources familiar with Apple’s plans have revealed to us that Apple will indeed debut the new iPhone 4S today, featuring an 8-megapixel camera with “enhanced optics” and “more definitive GPS features” thanks to Apple’s new A5 processor.

Another of our sources told us the iPhone 4S “is much more powerful than an iPhone 4? and “feels like the high-end device”, all but confirming that the device will feature Apple’s new A5 processor and include 1GB RAM, as tipped in previous reports, noting that the device will retain the same dimensions and design as the iPhone 4.

The hardware upgrade is pretty much a given. Right now, what hasn’t been confirmed is the name of the device and how it will look like. Stay tuned!

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