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