iOS 5.1 Codes Suggest Upcoming iPhone 5 Features


The latest product from Apple, the new iPad has received much high compliments for the high resolution retina display it has, but there is one thing that everyone worries about - a 4G LTE-capable option has provoked quite a few debates over whether Apple's new iPhone will be 4G-ready.

However, according to several trusted sources Apple’s next iPhone, probably iPhone 5 will definitely be a 4G LTE iPhone, and iOS 5.1 has the code to prove it. When using an iFile on a jailbroken iPhone 4, you’re able to find the code strings that hint to 4G connectivity actions during phone calls, including code that ends a 4G call when FaceTime is activated. Here is a transcribed code from the screenshot you see above:

"4G_ON_CALL_OK_DISABLE" = "Disable";
"4G_ON_CALL_OK_ENABLE" = "Enable";
"4G_ON_CALL_WARNING_DISABLE" = "Disabling 4G will end your phone call. Are you sure you want to disable 4G?";
"4G_ON_CALL_WARNING_ENABLE" = "Enabling 4G will end your phone call. Are you sure you want to enable 4G?";
"4G_ON_FACETIME_4G_WARNING_DISABLE" = "Disabling 4G will end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 4G?";
"4G_ON_FACETIME_WIFI_WARNING_DISABLE" = "Disabling 4G may end FaceTime. Are you sure you want to disable 4G?";
"4G_TEXT" = "Using 4G loads data faster, but may decrease battery life.”

If you think this is a mock up or at least doubt the code to be true, you can check it yourself – the code is available in this file: var/stash/Applications/Preferences.app/English.lproj/Network.string.

As the experience suggests, codes are usually quite a reliable sign that something is in the process of development. However we cannot definitely say that iPhone 5 will be 4G LTE-ready, but one thing is clear- if the hardware allows, 4G can already be implemented, as 4G connectivity is already inserted into the latest version of iOS.

The thing that may hinder phones using LTE is still battery life, a feature that is the most heavily criticized in current 4G phone reviews globally. If Apple manages to solve the existing battery issues, much rumored 4G LTE in smaller mobile devices like the next iPhone is quite realistic. What do you think? Let us know your opinion below in the comments.

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