iPhone 5 & iPad 3 both with LTE in 2012
As Apple decided in their infinite wisdom to short-change the iOS faithful when they pushed out their latest smartphone the iPhone 4S those iOS faithful look forward to next year when hopefully Apple will make good on delivering the iPhone 5 and Apple iPad 3, and there is some rumour doing the rounds on both future iDevices.
According to the guys over at Phone Arena by way of Nikkei (translated) the word is Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo will apparently be releasing the iPhone 5 towards the end of 2012 and the Apple iPad 3 sometime in summer of 2012.
Furthermore apparently both the next generation iOS slate and the iPhone 5 will come out to play sporting LTE functionality something Apple has continually passed on previously due to the roll out of 4G LTE networks.
According to the Nikkie report Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO had a meeting with the president and vice president of NTT DoCoMo, Kiyoyuki Tsujimura and Takashi Yamada during last month to talk about the conditions that would enable the carrier to offer both the Apple iPad 3 and iPhone 5, and word is a deal was agreed including the quantities of the iDevices NTT DoCoMo will order.
Of course Apple isn’t coming forth to confirm any of this, so for now at least it remains firmly in the land of speculation and should be treated as such. However it seem fairly obvious to me that Apple has to deliver the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 in 2012 and both should step up their game with 4G LTE aboard if they are to compete against rivals in the same playing field.
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