Regarding the new world LTE. iphone. And I was hoping that LTE would unite the world more than before. Still too many frequencies for a world phone. I guess old GSM and 2G is still the standard bearer at 4 bands. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443819404577637903902952754.html IDC data shows that only three countries in the world have significant numbers of LTE customers: the U.S., South Korea and Japan. Verizon currently has the largest LTE network in the world and the highest number of LTE subscribers, says IDC. International Data Corp. analyst John Byrne estimates there are 36 LTE bands around the world, compared with 22 bands for the most popular version of 3G technology. While building a phone that supports multiple bands of LTE is possible, it presents a significant technical challenge to design chips needed to support all of the different bands. "It's like patchwork quilt in terms of spectrum," said Bill Davidson, senior vice president of Qualcomm Inc., QCOM -1.10% which designs LTE computer chips. "It will be impractical to have all of the bands." What do you think?