Apple LTE-enabled iPhone Due in 2012, iPhone 4S Preparations for September 2011

On May 18, 2011

Although it is not a particular surprise, Digitime’s sources affirm that the LTE-enabled “iPhone 4S” is unlikely to inaugurate until 2012.

LTE is the next generation data transfer technology upwards of  3G and is commonly labeled 4G. Both AT&T and Verizon are sustaining  LTE as their next generation data protocol.





Digitimes’ report instinctively refers to the 2012 iPhone as the “4S” which is the name also given to expected 2011 iPhone. In a different report Digitimes says that Apple is already falling down iPhone 4 orders in the second quarter of 2011 in anticipation of the new model in September.

Apple is extensively expected to launch a new iPhone around September this year, but most have expected that support for 4G networks would likely wait until 2012. Other announcements¬† have also said that the proper LTE chips simply won’t be ready for production this year.



via @macrumors