1. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    No surprise here, though it wouldn't surprise me if it gets pushed back till 2013 or 2014

    Apple Delays 4G LTE iPhone to 2012 - TheStreet
    02-25-2011 01:20 AM
  2. Duvi's Avatar
    don't think it was ever going to come out this year. not many places will have LTE service in their area when the i5 comes out. same thing happened with the original iPhone, 3G wasn't even in my area. by the time the 3G iPhone came out, i had it in my area.
    02-25-2011 03:56 AM
  3. generik777's Avatar
    I hate when places say its "delayed". It's not delayed, It was just never intended to be released in 2011 in the first place. Like Duvi said, LTE is available in very few areas as of now. Investing in a 4G iphone that would only reach its full potential in select areas would be a pointless investment for apple.
    02-25-2011 02:10 PM
  4. moneymike47's Avatar
    Yeah, no surprise. And my area doesn't even have 4G LTE available, but i'm sure by that time it will, and by that time, my new contract will be up
    02-25-2011 02:30 PM
  5. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    We don't have LTE, but we do have wimax. We should be getting LTE later this year. Good news is Sprint is in talks of ditching Wimax for LTE, so who knows. Nice to see LTE branching out and Apple not tring to grab exclusive rights like they did with the thunderbolt port.

    I guess this could be a good thing, but then again with ten or so LTE ready devices this year and more coming, Apple may have a run for its money unless they have a feature packed iPhone 5 thats not just another "3Gs" update.
    02-25-2011 02:55 PM
  6. OmariJames's Avatar
    AT&T will have their ' backhaul ' ( HSPA+ ) for their 4G network by the end of this year. So They won't have LTE will who knows when. Apple can release a HSPA+ / LTE device this year as well. I wouldn't see it as a waste in investments.

    The iPhone 3G came with a 3.6Mbps 3G chip when AT&T network didn't provide it in many areas. The following year they provide 3.6mbps in more areas and then the iPhone 3GS came with with 7.2Mbps and more people are able to tap into 7.2mpbs.

    If Apple leases a HSPA+ / LTE device for AT&T , sure not a lot of people will be able to take advantage of LTE but by the following year people will be able to tap into the HSPA+ speeds and the following year be able to get LTE.

    If they don't release such a device I'm definitely not buying it no matter what because that would be a way for them to force people to by the LTE version after the buy the non-LTE version this year. Alternatively , they may say ' Verizon has LTE in more locations so buy their iPhone ' if Apple only decides to do it only for Verizon. Apple has a way of forcing people to get the new thing without actually forcing them so I'm sure they'll do what they can to make the most money.

    I would do without a fake 4G phone until the real one comes out.
    Last edited by OmariJames; 02-25-2011 at 07:35 PM.
    02-25-2011 07:27 PM
  7. big9erfan's Avatar
    AT&T will have their ' backhaul ' ( HSPA+ ) for their 4G network by the end of this year. So They won't have LTE will who knows when. Apple can release a HSPA+ / LTE device this year as well. I wouldn't see it as a waste in investments.
    AT&T is starting their LTE rollout mid 2011 and hopes to finish by end of 2013. Then again, AT&T isn't really known for hitting their dates that well.
    02-25-2011 07:48 PM
  8. OmariJames's Avatar
    AT&T is starting their LTE rollout mid 2011 and hopes to finish by end of 2013. Then again, AT&T isn't really known for hitting their dates that well.
    Even better , so then I don't see why apple would ' delay ' a LTE model until 2012 ... According to that source.
    02-26-2011 01:09 AM
  9. big9erfan's Avatar
    It's only "delayed" in the eyes of the analysts who were hoping that it was going to be released this year. The wording is very poor and could have easily been twisted as such inan attempt to drive apple stock down. Bad writer is bad.
    02-26-2011 09:43 AM
  10. Crucial_Xtreme's Avatar
    LTE is still very young in North America and is sparse in our country. Verizon, the only current operator of true LTE and they don't even have LTE voice rolled out to customers. This makes designing the device(network stack) tough as the hand-off must be seamless. Apple is smart to wait until 2012 for a full LTE iPhone when LTE has matured and there's sufficient network coverage.
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    02-26-2011 01:06 PM
  11. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Doesn't bother me that it might be delayed.. I definitely didn't think it would happen this year anyway.

    Doesn't mean iPhone 5 won't be great.
    02-26-2011 04:10 PM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    AT&T will have their ' backhaul ' ( HSPA+ ) for their 4G network by the end of this year. So They won't have LTE will who knows when. Apple can release a HSPA+ / LTE device this year as well. I wouldn't see it as a waste in investments.

    The iPhone 3G came with a 3.6Mbps 3G chip when AT&T network didn't provide it in many areas. The following year they provide 3.6mbps in more areas and then the iPhone 3GS came with with 7.2Mbps and more people are able to tap into 7.2mpbs.

    If Apple leases a HSPA+ / LTE device for AT&T , sure not a lot of people will be able to take advantage of LTE but by the following year people will be able to tap into the HSPA+ speeds and the following year be able to get LTE.

    If they don't release such a device I'm definitely not buying it no matter what because that would be a way for them to force people to by the LTE version after the buy the non-LTE version this year. Alternatively , they may say ' Verizon has LTE in more locations so buy their iPhone ' if Apple only decides to do it only for Verizon. Apple has a way of forcing people to get the new thing without actually forcing them so I'm sure they'll do what they can to make the most money.

    I would do without a fake 4G phone until the real one comes out.
    why LTE if the new iPhone will be capable of LTE-like speeds, allegedly?

    i honestly don't think LTE is that big of a deal if you're on a GSM carrier already. for verizon (and other cdma carriers), yes as it'll give them the speed of the gsm carriers and simultaneous voice & data.

    i care more about the features the phone will be getting rather than 3G vs 3.5G vs. 4G and that LTE or LTE-Advanced stuff.
    02-26-2011 09:10 PM
  13. OmariJames's Avatar
    why LTE if the new iPhone will be capable of LTE-like speeds, allegedly?

    i honestly don't think LTE is that big of a deal if you're on a GSM carrier already. for verizon (and other cdma carriers), yes as it'll give them the speed of the gsm carriers and simultaneous voice & data.

    i care more about the features the phone will be getting rather than 3G vs 3.5G vs. 4G and that LTE or LTE-Advanced stuff.
    Mainly so that people will have the hardware basis for the iPhone so they don't have to buy the newer model. I look at it as someone buying the original iPhone with EDGE when 3G is becoming readily available.

    Yeah, HSPA+ may be capable of LTE speeds , for now.
    02-26-2011 10:38 PM
  14. Duvi's Avatar
    Mainly so that people will have the hardware basis for the iPhone so they don't have to buy the newer model. I look at it as someone buying the original iPhone with EDGE when 3G is becoming readily available.

    Yeah, HSPA+ may be capable of LTE speeds , for now.
    then even if the i5 came out with LTE, there wouldn't be a need for you to upgrade then either.

    because an i5 with LTE-like speeds wouldn't be any different from an i5 with LTE, right?
    02-27-2011 04:59 AM
  15. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    It will be like a LTE ready phone (like the xoom is LTE ready) and of course speeds depend on your area, how far you are from thew tower etc.
    02-27-2011 06:20 AM
  16. Ringfinger's Avatar
    I am patient and can wait until they even have LTE in my area.
    02-28-2011 09:59 AM
  17. Jonezed7's Avatar
    I didn't anticipate one this summer.
    02-28-2011 10:21 AM
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