Next Generation ‘iPhone 5’ Won’t Support 4G LTE Networks; Will Be Dual-Mode CDMA/GSM

News | Wednesday October 6 2010 8:25 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Incidentally, this is similar to what Apple did with the original iPhone , which worked only AT&T’s 2.5G EDGE network. Apple launched the
a good one year after the first generation iPhone was launched. This, even though there were 3G networks back in 2007 when the original iPhone arrived!
Apple on the other hand is reportedly working on the next generation iPhone that would support both GSM and CDMA networks so that it can work on all carriers worldwide.
This could mean that you would not be seeing a 4G ready iPhone until mid 2012, which might be disappointing news to iPhonefans, especially when Sprint already has the
in its lineup.
[..] as we cut through the hype on LTE, I believe Apple ’s decision to wait may be the right one. While the carriers are promising LTE as an upgrade path that will drive new applications and higher speeds, the reality is that 4G deployments will take much longer than the carriers are letting on.
Apple doesn’t want to mess with the first generation of LTE chipsets, since they will be bulky and power hungry
[..]
What do you think? Will it be a deal-breaker if iPhone 5 doesn't support 4G LTE networks? Lets us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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