1. kch50428's Avatar
    From the Wall St. Journal via Phonescoop.

    Verizon CEO Says Apple LTE Products On the Way (Phone Scoop)

    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.
    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
    02-25-2011 05:22 PM
  2. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I was counting on this which is why I upgraded now and didn't wait till June
    02-25-2011 05:26 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    I still hold firm that LTE is in 2012 once Verizon has better overall coverage and ATT does the same. Hell maybe even by then Sprint will be doing something with LTE, especially since they have spectrum.
    02-25-2011 05:27 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    I still hold firm that LTE is in 2012 once Verizon has better overall coverage and ATT does the same. Hell maybe even by then Sprint will be doing something with LTE, especially since they have spectrum.
    I agree. i think it will come on the 6th generation
    02-25-2011 05:29 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    I was counting on this which is why I upgraded now and didn't wait till June
    This is why I got the Vz iPhone now too - from what I understand, LTE won't be available in my area for about 20 months
    02-25-2011 05:29 PM
  6. big9erfan's Avatar
    2012 release for LTE sounds about right. Verizon has started it's rollout but according to its website is only in 40 cities and won't have "National Coverage" until 2013. AT&T is working on their LTE rollout, but that doesn't even BEGIN until "mid-2011".
    02-25-2011 06:31 PM
  7. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    This is why I got the Vz iPhone now too - from what I understand, LTE won't be available in my area for about 20 months
    I heard that in the major cities it's only available at the airports and of course there is no way to test it out as I don't know anyone who has an LTE phone or what is going to be the 1st LTE phone, I've been caught up in my own iPhone world
    02-25-2011 06:47 PM
  8. Martog's Avatar
    I heard that in the major cities it's only available at the airports and of course there is no way to test it out as I don't know anyone who has an LTE phone or what is going to be the 1st LTE phone, I've been caught up in my own iPhone world
    There's four Android handsets slated for release this year that are LTE devices. Hopefully LTE doesn't suck much more power than 3G, the poor Android handsets probably can't take it, especially with several moving to dual core CPU's in them.
    02-26-2011 12:26 AM
  9. moneymike47's Avatar
    I think they are waiting to release an iPhone that is 4G capable, once 4G is available in MOST of the US like 3G is. Right now, 4G is only available really in big cities.
    02-26-2011 01:40 AM
  10. Ringfinger's Avatar
    I can wait for LTE, not even in my area yet. Just glad I got my phone now.
    02-28-2011 10:05 AM
  11. sting7k's Avatar
    The iPhone will not have LTE this year. Don't believe anything Verizon says. Of course LTE iPhones are going to happen.
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    02-28-2011 10:08 AM
  12. wchsxc's Avatar
    I ordered on the pre-order date and my next available update is 10/12/12. Is this the same for everyone?
    02-28-2011 11:26 AM
  13. Elaine5006's Avatar
    Mine is the 10/7/12
    02-28-2011 11:49 AM
  14. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    All it says is apple will be involved in LTE nothing about it coming soon
    02-28-2011 01:15 PM
  15. PlainEnvelopes's Avatar
    In my opinion if verizon gets the new iphone over summer, i do not see it being LTE. i figure the following device with be LTE
    03-01-2011 11:55 AM
  16. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    hes saying that to draw customers in. There will not be an LTE Apple device for at least ten or 20 years.
    03-01-2011 12:09 PM
  17. iEther21's Avatar
    hes saying that to draw customers in. There will not be an LTE Apple device for at least ten or 20 years.
    wait...what??
    Last edited by iEther21; 03-01-2011 at 12:19 PM.
    03-01-2011 12:14 PM
  18. golfnut's Avatar
    This not news...ip4 is the phone to buy now, as others have posted. The next significant upgrade won't be til '12 or later.
    Getting mine soon as I can..
    03-01-2011 01:10 PM
  19. iTreHayes's Avatar
    The iPhone will not have LTE this year. Don't believe anything Verizon says. Of course LTE iPhones are going to happen.
    Why not believe what Verizon has to say? I they wouldn't make an announcement about Apple and LTE if it was more than a years time away. Note everyone also said the iPhone wouldn't be going to Verizon until 2012 too, as usual I wont believe anything until Cook or Jobs gets on stage with the product in hand.
    03-01-2011 08:40 PM
  20. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Why not believe what Verizon has to say? I they wouldn't make an announcement about Apple and LTE if it was more than a years time away. Note everyone also said the iPhone wouldn't be going to Verizon until 2012 too, as usual I wont believe anything until Cook or Jobs gets on stage with the product in hand.
    or gizmodo.

    I'll believe something regardless if jobs or what ever has it in hand. As for this, we know they won't do it for years.
    03-01-2011 10:08 PM
  21. big9erfan's Avatar
    10 or 20 years? There will be a new tech to move to by then.
    03-02-2011 01:14 AM
  22. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    10 or 20 years? There will be a new tech to move to by then.
    Exactly and it will take 5-10 years to get on to that.
    03-02-2011 01:25 AM
  23. dach818's Avatar
    I'm on the fence about upgrading for 3gs to iphone 4. I don't want to be locked into contract if they announce the LTE Iphone in the next year. What to do???
    04-04-2011 02:26 PM
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