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

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.

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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15 Comments

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..

7. monstermash123 unregistered

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

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

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

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Oh this makes me happy =]

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

5. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 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...

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

6. sweetlou unregistered

if the ip5 has lte...its game over

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

12. cheetah2k

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jan 16, 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!

13. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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!

14. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

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

15. Epic unregistered

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

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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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