Rumours of the iPhone 4G’s features, specifications and releases dates have be filtering around in the tech world for quite some time now. As well as this, one important thing which the iPhone 4G is expected to include is an increase in operating system to include fourth generation communication.
Tech blog, MacVideo caught up with Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Lars Johnson from Beceem to discuss the evolution of 4G technology.
Beceem are known for making components that make wireless communication possible, and they have managed to create a 4G chip called BCS5000. The 4G chip is said to have speeds which are standard for 4G and use WiMax and LTE which make it compatible with most 4G capabilities on the market.
Speeds on the 4G are meant to be between 100-150 Mbps for one device, which to make things a little simpler, it is expected to be ten times quicker than your current generation communication, so essentially the 4G device should be the fastest and most powerful yet.
However Beceem announced that this super powerful 4G chip and its component would not be shipped to device manufacturers for mass production until Q2 of 2011, and with rumours that the iPhone 4G could see a release date of possibly summer 2010, we are faced with two possibilities. Firstly, will Apple go ahead with its original release date of June/July and risk not including this super fast 4G chip or secondly maybe we are looking at an iPhone 4G release date of April 2011? For now we will just have to wait and see once the rumoured iPhone 4G is announced. Maybe Apple has something up its sleeve which we just don’t know about?
What do you think? Do you think Apple will compromise its iPhone 4G release date for April 2011 to ensure that they include this super fast 4G chip or do you think they have something in store that we just don’t know about and all will be revealed when the next generation phone is announced? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think?