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LulzSec says good bye with leaks on AT&T's plans for 4G LTE enabled Apple iPad 3 and iPhone 5

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LulzSec says good bye with leaks on AT&T's plans for 4G LTE enabled Apple iPad 3 and iPhone 5
The 6 anonymous hackers known as LulzSec said farewell to the public by revealing that among the information gleaned from their last day hacking was a leak of AT&T's internal documents. Going through the information, Jonathan at iFans found what appears to be information outing the LTE 4G enabled versions of the Apple iPad 3 and Apple iPhone 5.

 A calendar that was part of the info release shows that next month, AT&T will have a production launch of its LTE service followed by a rollout of the service in 10 markets in September. A power point presentation discusses an Apple iPad 3 launching in the fall or next March. And since this is written under the heading "LTE status", it would probably not be straying too far to say that the iPad 3 being discussed features LTE 4G connectivity. Speculation from the tablet's supply chain indicates that the Apple iPad 3 might include Retina Display and a faster processor, besides the 4G connectivity.

A concept rendering of the Apple iPad 3, which could be out this fall with LTE connectivity

A concept rendering of the Apple iPad 3, which could be out this fall with LTE connectivity

As far as the Apple iPhone is concerned, the hacked AT&T information shows three phases to the carrier's LTE deployment with the Apple iPhone 5 expected to launch during the second phase in September. It would also appear that AT&T will have its own LTE enabled handsets launching in September as well.

What is interesting is that AT&T appears to be rolling out its LTE platform in the same manner that Verizon did, with dongles and 4G Netbooks testing the system first before allowing 4G phones to use the pipelines. Because Verizon has had a head start over AT&T, the latter is moving faster than Big Red did in making this come to fruition. But you also must remember that all of this conjecture and speculation has come from hacked data and information that was never meant to see the light of day.

source: iFans via RedmondPie

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posted on 26 Jun 2011, 23:12 2

1. Joanne 23 (unregistered)

Well if this is true I will be switching to at&t. Because I want an Lte phone that also works in gsm mode overseas. That's the Only reason I don't switch to Verizon and get an Lte phone even tho I really want too, because so far none of Verizon's Lte phones support gsm. I know that's not the case with everyone .. but with me it is I travel a lot to Europe so gsm is a must with me. So yea I'm just gonna wait and see what at&ts has to offer when they take out Lte phones. Besides its not like there data plans are any better than Verizon's upcoming new data plans..

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 00:41

7. monstermash123 (unregistered)

You could just get simple mobile and use unlocked phones...they would have to have the 1700mhz HSPA frequency though.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 23:13 1

2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

i have the inspire and im looking forward to the LTE service that this phone should be enabled to have

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 01:02 2

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

Unfortunately the inspire isn't LTE compatible. You'll need to upgrade to get LTE.

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 23:13 1

3. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Oh this makes me happy =]

posted on 26 Jun 2011, 23:22 4

4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

If iPhone 5 came with LTE on board I'm sold!

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 00:06 3

5. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)

Does this mean Verizon will be getting an LTE model of the iPhone, too...? Not worth it on AT&T, since it'll be 2 years till they catch up to Verizon with LTE...

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 00:43

8. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

This make sense.

Maybe AT&T can roll out faster like the article says. Cuz when Verizon released their first LTE modems, it took about 3 months after that for LTE phones to come out.

I thought with the battery life and other issues Apple wouldnt put LTE in their next iPad and iPhone.

Seems their philosophy has been changing lately. Unless they found a way to have less issues than Android phones. Better LTE chips?

On that note...when is WP7 gonna have LTE phones, even dual core phones....Android and the iPhone seems to be moving ahead as planned.

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 00:32

6. sweetlou (unregistered)

if the ip5 has lte...its game over

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 02:35 3

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

LTE won't make a difference in the iPhone's sales. It's being bought now even though it's not LTE.

No, the next iPhone will sell like Twilight no matter what connectivity it has.

And yes, having to type that sucked.

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 03:02 3

12. cheetah2k (Posts: 1739; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Yay, goodbye Lulzsuck..

May you all spend copious amounts of time behind bars after the A-team hacked & leaked all your names and addresses.. LOL!

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 04:22 1

13. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I like the edge to edge screen in that iPad rendering. I'd love to see that in more devices. a huge bezel just kills it for me!

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 04:26

14. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

It's great to know that all this will be happening right when my current contract runs out

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 04:38 3

15. Epic (unregistered)

I imagine Apple's going ape s**t after seeing this XD

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 07:28

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

confused now, so the iPhone5 is the one coming this fall? or is it going to be a 4S? many said It wont ship with LTE :s

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