Apple is apparently talking to SK Telecom to launch an LTE-Advanced-enabled iPhone in South Korea. That, obviously, would be the upcoming iPhone 5S which is slated to be released later in the year.
By relying on the carrier aggregation technology, LTE-Advanced enables downloads over multiple radio channels at the same time, providing users with “faster than standard LTE” download and upload speeds.
According to The Korea Times, SK Telecom made the first approach and the two parties are “in the middle of negotiations” as we speak.
Apple, of course, wouldn’t be the only LTE-A player on the market, with Koreans already being able to grab such Galaxy S4 that also has an added benefit of sporting the super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
We will, of course, keep following the industry and get back to you as soon as we have something new to add to this story, like whether other parts of the world will also get an LTE-A iPhone 5S. Stay tuned…