RUMOR: Apple’s iPhone for Verizon to feature dual GSM/CDMA chip, no LTE iPhone until 2012

InvisibleSHIELD.  Scratch Proof your iPhone 4!“The iPhone CDMA model due in January won’t support LTE. But here’s where it gets really interesting: sources tell me that the iPhone refresh in mid-2011 won’t support LTE either. Instead, Apple will produce a dual mode iPhone containing 3G flavors of GSM and CDMA, which operates on all carriers worldwide. If this holds true, Apple won’t support the LTE standard until some time in 2012,” Steve Cheney reports for TechCrunch.

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“As we cut through the hype on LTE, I believe Apple’s decision to wait may be the right one,” Cheney reports. “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.”

Cheney reports, “Apple doesn’t want to mess with the first generation of LTE chipsets, since they will be bulky and power hungry. Instead, Apple will make a unified model that works across 3G networks on all carriers, and innovate with incredible new features like NFC which mirror what they accomplished with FaceTime on iPhone 4. Apple simply doesn’t want to be the guinea pig on new LTE networks that aren’t ready for primetime, and Steve Jobs knows not to trust the hype that’s spewed by the carriers on 4G. The truth is that 3G networks have many more years of life, and the transition to LTE will be much slower than the carriers want you to believe.”

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52 Comments

  1. Verizon’s CEO recently told investors that they have over 60 major cities up & ready for LTE at the flip of a switch & will have more ready before the end of the year.
    Not a rumor site or some unattributed background leak. CEOs can be sued for making false statements regarding such things. Take the facts and figure it out- Verizon will have the bulk of the nations population areas ready come January.

  2. Verizon’s CEO recently told investors that they have over 60 major cities up & ready for LTE at the flip of a switch & will have more ready before the end of the year.
    Not a rumor site or some unattributed background leak. CEOs can be sued for making false statements regarding such things. Take the facts and figure it out- Verizon will have the bulk of the nations population areas ready come January.

  3. NFC = Near Field Communication

    To transmit and receive data from other NFC devices within close proximity, less than a foot away.

    Used mostly for quick transactions, POS, Mass Transit Passes, device interactivity, etc…

  4. NFC = Near Field Communication

    To transmit and receive data from other NFC devices within close proximity, less than a foot away.

    Used mostly for quick transactions, POS, Mass Transit Passes, device interactivity, etc…

  5. @MEES

    NFC = Near Field Communication

    A few people out there are suspecting App,e is about the do something huge in this area. It is useful for micro payments and such.

  6. @MEES

    NFC = Near Field Communication

    A few people out there are suspecting App,e is about the do something huge in this area. It is useful for micro payments and such.

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