Apple Job Posting Hints At LTE For iOS Devices

A recent job posting for Apple Shanghai suggests that the company is looking to get familiar with LTE cellular data technology. The job listing lists the integration of LTE in iOS devices as a “specific duty.”

The job title is “iOS Cellular Protocol SW Engineer-SH/BJ”. Some of the details are below:

Specific Duties
– Implementation, Integration, customization, enhancement and maintenance of L1-3 Protocols for one or more of the following air interface: GSM/UMTS, CDMA (1x/EVDO), LTE etc.

Apple job listings are usually a good indication of what the company is looking to do in the future. This job listing details the integration of LTE in iOS devices as a specific duty, which means we may see LTE data speeds in new iPhone devices.

Of course this is dependent on the wireless network carriers adopting LTE/4G technology.

Will the iPhone 5 feature LTE/4G data speeds? Will our Canadian carriers adopt LTE/4G? What do you think?