While the UK is still pushing for 4G services, Apple is reportedly in talks with Korean mobile providers to make the iPhone 5 compatible with the country’s 4G LTE network.
Korea Times has reported that Apple is currently in talks with two of Korea’s biggest mobile providers – SK Telecom and KT.
Most countries use unique LTE frequencies meaning that Apple needs to include different modems in the iPhone catering to the different countries.
There are currently 8 million 4G subscribers in Korea and with figures predicted to double by the end of the year, it would be smart for Apple to include the support, judging by the size of the market, reports techradar.
The new iPad doesn’t support the 4G LTE in Korea and with the iPhone 5’s rumoured 12 September release just round the corner, it will be interesting to what Apple’s decision is.