By Shadoe Huard

May 26th 2011

LTE iPhone Still a Ways Off

Steve Lyb, on the probability of an LTE iPhone sometime in the near future:

So let’s say that, staying true to AT&T’s timeline, 15 cities will have LTE (I refuse to call it 4G) by this time next year, if not later.

Battery issues aside, could you really imagine Apple releasing a phone with such porous LTE coverage this soon?

File this one under 2012, folks.

I agree. While we might see an iPhone with an improved 3G antennas (the nebulous 4G telecoms are talking about now) relatively soon, a true 4G iPhone is probably not even in the cards for 2012.  Apple is going to wait until true 4G coverage is available wherever iPhones are sold, not just in the U.S. In Canada, 4G LTE networks might not be in place until at least 2012.

Don’t hold your breath.

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