We’ve seen the iPhone. We’ve waited for the iPhone 3G. And we waited for the most successful iPhone so far: iPhone 3GS. But Apple is not sitting still ofcourse. The iPhone 4G is already being tested. And by someone you’d not immediately expect: Verizon.According to FoneFrenzy, the successor of the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4G, is being tested in America as we speak. And Verizon is the one testing the newest version of Apple’s iPhone. Verizon is currently promoting a new Android device with Motorola, mainly showing what the iPhone CAN’T do. They are also working on the development of a LTE-network.
LTE is the successor of UMTS and much quicker. It also works on the same band as the early analog television worked on. The new iPhone is rumored to use the LTE network. Detail: Verizon is a CDMA network, not a GSM network. This could also mean the new iPhone must be compatible with the CDMA network.
The iPhone 4G has been tested on this LTE network the last couple of months. Verzion CEO Lowell McAdam is claimed to have visited Apple HQ several times lately. The iPhone 4G is rumored to be introduced at the WWDC 2010. But still this is very, very, very early news about the next iPhone. A lot can change and this could very well be just a rumor.
(P.S. the picture at the head of this article is just a concept drawing)