Apple Job Posting Hints at LTE iPhone

If recent job advertisements published on networking website for professionals, LinkedIn, by Apple Inc. are to be believed, then the upcoming iPhone 5 may come packed with wireless 4G technology.

According to the Forbes, Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. has listed job advertisements on LinkedIn website for expert field test engineers in LTE technology. The job adverts have led to surge in speculations that the upcoming iPhone 5 has built-in LTE to catch up with latest 4G technology.

“The LinkedIn ad, which was either posted on August 17 or 18, says the recruits, who will work with Apple’s “iOS Quality team” as “QA” (Quality Assurance) engineers, will “join a dynamic team responsible for qualifying all of the latest iPhone products.” the Forbes has quoted. The advert further suggests that the engineers are required to test calling function of the iPhone.

The report is followed by another piece of news in Engadget according to which Apple’s sole network operator AT&T has undertaken installation of LTE hubs at Apple stores in the country to enable users to test the 4G speed before purchasing the iPhone.

According to the LinkedIn posting, while most of the LTE engineer job offers are positioned in company's California headquarter, few openings are available in countries including Germany, France and Japan.