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iPhone 5 coming without LTE support?

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iPhone 5 coming without LTE support?

The upcoming iPad 2 event on March 2nd might spill the beans about the white iPhone, but what most people are looking forward to now is the next iPhone. The launch of the iPhone 5 is expected in the summer months, but details emerged that it will skip on the LTE radios. The information is courtesy of Telecom Pragmatics analyst Samuel Greenholtz who cited a source close to the matter, but the summer months are still way ahead and things could change, so take this with a grain of salt.

"The next iPhone -- the iPhone 6 -- is an LTE version under development now with production aimed for a June/July launch next year," added Greenholtz. Nevertheless, the handset is expected to technically support AT&T's self-proclaimed as 4G HSPA+ network. The iPhone 5 was also rumored to be a world phone functioning on European markets as well as on U.S. carriers like AT&T and Verizon.

If Apple go without LTE on the next-gen iPhone, then the phone's main selling points will be the rumored 4-inch screen, dual-core processor and Sony's latest camera sensor. Not bad at all if it all comes true, but could it be that Android has upped the smartphone game with upcoming LTE handsets so much that Apple is now playing catch up?

source: The Street

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