Sprint's current deal with Apple allows it to sell LTE enabled version of the Apple iPhone
posted by Alan F. / Mar 27, 2012, 9:01 PM
roll out the technology to 6 cities by the middle of this year. Initially, Sprint's LTE service will cover 100 million Americans and all major markets in the States should have service by this fall when the next-gen Apple iPhone is due. This is why Euteneuer says that if an Apple iPhone that supports LTE is launched, Sprint will not be at a disadvantage to AT&T and Verizon. The latter has the largest LTE footprint in the States while AT&T is just picking up momentum as it adds more cities to its LTE coverage. Originally, Sprint was counting on its deal with network wholesale provider LightSquared for much of its LTE network. But when the U.S. Government failed to green light LightSquared's system due to interference with GPS signals, Sprint bowed out of the contract.
While the Sprint exec didn't say whether or not Apple does indeed have a 4G LTE version of the iPhone on the way this fall, with the new Apple iPad offering LTE connectivity for the first time ever in an Apple device, it is assumed that the next iteration of Apple's smartphone will offer it as well. According to sources for Apple Insider, the iPhone manufacturer is said to be looking at Qualcomm's "MDM9615" LTE chip for inclusion in the new Apple iPhone.
source: DowJones via AppleInsider
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This changes everything.... The new iPHONE 5
posted on Mar 27, 2012, 9:09 PM 1
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changes your ass fandroid
posted on Mar 27, 2012, 9:42 PM 1
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Sooo...where LTE 4G is not available, then you would super slow CDMA 3G, right??? Yikes....better hope if you are a sprint customer that you have 4G LTE avail or will get it soon.
posted on Mar 27, 2012, 9:56 PM 0
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Network vision is a coming....I get 1MB on 3G in some parts of NYC. LTE will cover most all major markets by years end and in NY possibly by June LTE will be up and running.
posted on Mar 27, 2012, 10:05 PM 0
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To be honest, when i switch to CDMA websites load pretty quickly and maps come up in a short time, even the points of interest. App updating is decent. Though, LTE is really fast and I do spend a couple of seconds less loading sites or downloading transit maps instantly. I could live with EVDO since I dont stream media unless at home, in which i can use wifi.
posted on Mar 27, 2012, 10:40 PM 0
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I think iFans will lose interest with apple now thats its available on big 3. I remember people would be interested in them because it wasnt offered and they couldnt have it. Maybe theyll catch on and realize that its been the same UI since the the 3g. How boring. Its like getting the same phone over and over again.
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 10:58 AM 0
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