With Apple getting ready to unveil a new iPhone later this year – most probably called iPhone 5 – many are wondering whether or not the new smartphone will come with support for LTE 4G.
The answer, according to Telecom Pragmatics analyst Sam Greenholtz, is: no, it will not.
However, The Street reports that Apple will include LTE support in iPhone 6.
If this turns out to be true, Verizon’s iPhone users won’t be able to enjoy the benefits of LTE until 2012 – because, of course, that’s when iPhone 6 will be released.
Verizon has already announced four LTE smartphones, all running Android: HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Motorola Droid Bionic, and Samsung LTE 4G. So it looks like Apple will, once again, be late when it comes to next-generation connectivity. If you remember, the very first iPhone was a 2.5G device and, at the time of its launch, there were quite a few handsets with 3G on the market.
Back to iPhone 5, this may come with a 4 inch display, a dual-core processor, and an 8MP camera (which will let you take awesome photos of other users’ LTE phones, isn’t it?).
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