updated 09:29 am EDT, Tue August 19, 2014
Would only be half of standard's maximum
Continuing a series of rumors, Chinese repair firm GeekBar is claiming that the iPhone 6 will also use a Qualcomm MDM9625 modem, which supports LTE-A, but only up to 150Mbps. That would be an improvement over the 100Mbps limit in the iPhone 5s, but only half the full potential of LTE-A, which is 300Mbps. Carriers across the world are only just beginning to deploy LTE-A-compatible networks, so Apple may not be worried about maximizing speeds within the expected life-cycle of the iPhone 6.
Apple is expected to announce new iPhone models early next month, possibly on September 9. The iPhone 6's main features are expected to be a larger screen and a faster processor, but there have also been reports indicating camera and battery improvements, and possibly the addition of NFC support.