Verizon CEO Says Apple LTE Products On the Way
From the Wall St. Journal via Phonescoop.
Verizon CEO Says Apple LTE Products On the Way (Phone Scoop)
My prediction: if the rumored iPhone5 is not a "global iphone' that will work on Verizon's network, the next iPhone on Verizon will be an LTE device, and will be out in about 20 months... when all the iPhone4 folks that just got one will be eligible to upgrade again, and Verizon will have LTE deployed
Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead indicated that Apple will eventually offer mobile products that can use Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G network. He said, "You'll see more coming from Apple on LTE. They understand the value proposition of LTE and I feel very confident that they are going to be a part of it." Mead didn't speak about any specific products, nor did he provide a timeframe for their release. Apple COO Tim Cook recently defended the Verizon iPhone 4's lack of LTE by saying that including LTE would have led to design compromises for the iPhone 4 that Apple wasn't willing to make at the time.