More evidence Apple is testing 4G LTE iPhone and iPad emerges

By on August 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM.

More evidence Apple is testing 4G LTE iPhone and iPad emerges

New evidence has emerged that further confirms Apple’s ongoing tests of an LTE-enabled iPhone and iPad. BGR exclusively reported last week that multiple Apple carrier partners are currently testing iPhone models equipped with LTE radios. Our source also supplied a PLIST file containing evidence of the LTE-enabled iPhone. Now, MacRumors has discovered this LTE.plist file in iOS 5 developer builds for both the GSM iPhone 4 and the CDMA iPad 2. While the discovery of these files does not necessarily indicate that Apple plans to release 4G LTE-compatible devices in the near future, it does reaffirm that ongoing tests are being conducted with the new high-speed wireless technology. An additional report emerged last week claiming that several Apple Store locations were having new 4G LTE equipment installed, even providing photographic evidence of the new gear. Once again, this news does not necessarily suggest that 4G LTE-enabled Apple products will launch in the immediate future, but it could be safe to say Apple will be ready to support LTE once U.S. and global coverage is expanded. More →

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iPad 3 with 4G LTE due for release ahead of holidays, research firm claims

By on June 3, 2011 at 5:30 PM.

iPad 3 with 4G LTE due for release ahead of holidays, research firm claims

Apple will release a new 4G LTE-enabled iPad tablet later this year according to Hong Kong-based research firm CLSA. The firm cites channel checks in stating that Apple’s iPad 3 will launch ahead of the holidays this year. CLSA also alludes to a Retina Display being on board alongside the new 4G LTE radio. “While most vendors appear fixated on matching the specs and features of iPad2, our checks suggest Apple will release iPad3 in time for the holiday season, sporting a better display and LTE capabilities,” the firm’s report says. CLSA added that it does not expect Apple to launch a 4G LTE-enabled iPhone this year. More →

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Verizon Wireless-compatible Apple iPad in the works

By on January 11, 2011 at 4:07 PM.

Verizon Wireless-compatible Apple iPad in the works

Verizon Wireless will soon sell a new version of the Apple iPad compatible with its cellular networks, Bloomberg reports. The news comes as another blow to AT&T on Tuesday, following Verizon’s announcement that it would begin selling Apple’s iPhone 4 next month. In an interview with Bloomberg, Verizon Communications Chief Financial Officer Francis Shammo said that an upcoming iPad model would include an embedded chip that will allow it to connect to Verizon Wireless’ data networks. Shammo did not specify if the forthcoming iPad would work on Verizon’s 3G data network or its new 4G LTE network, but previous rumors suggest that the next-generation iPad will include a CDMA radio. Verizon Wireless began selling the Wi-Fi-only iPad this past October, offering the popular iOS tablet bundled with a Verizon MiFi mobile hotspot. More →

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