New iPhone 2011: UK not expecting 4G from Steve Jobs

By Daniel Chubb - Jun 5, 2011

When Steve Jobs takes to the stage on Monday at WWDC 2011, it will not be just the United States watching, there will be people watching from all around the world and Apple fans will be hoping for something new and cool for their area of the world.

So what do people in the UK and the rest of Europe think when they hear about a possible iPhone 5 or 4S coming to WWDC this year? Even if it’s a long shot. Some rumors point to a 4G LTE iPhone coming at some point this year, which is not good news for the UK considering the 4G auction is not due to take place until the first quarter of 2012.

If Steve Jobs offers “one more thing” during his keynote tomorrow, and that thing is a 4G iPhone, this will not benefit the UK anytime soon. That will possibility mean more than one model for different parts of the world, and are we really ready for a 4G iPhone? 3G coverage is a joke in most parts of the UK, and even parts of London.

If you want to know more about the 800MHz 4G spectrum auction in the UK, you should read this article, which also looks at the chance of digital terrestrial television and 4G mobile broadband conflicting.

The U.S. is ready for a new LTE iPhone in 2011; the UK is in a different situation. Do you think the UK lags too far behind other countries when it comes to mobile technology? And should Apple wait for the UK to catch up before launching a 4G iPhone?

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