Apple Researching 3.5G Technology

Apple recently posted job listings for several positions hinting that the next iPhone might have more advanced 3.5G data capabilities. Listings for performance engineers in the areas of both analysis and testing that specialize in High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) have been posted.

With the new 3.5G standard, upstream speeds are around 5.76 megabits per second at best, increasing performance with things like video conferencing, uploading media and streaming video online. Download speeds on such a network would be 7.2 megabits.

While the job listings may not be a sign of what is to come in the immediate future, it does offer a glimpse into the kinds of technologies Apple Inc. is looking into for future handsets. The likelihood of it being used will probably depend on the success of their research and the progress with other networks.

[via Apple Insider]

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