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Verizon CEO Says Apple LTE Products On the Way

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Feb 25, 2011, 4:07 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead indicated that Apple will eventually offer mobile products that can use Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G network. He said, "You'll see more coming from Apple on LTE. They understand the value proposition of LTE and I feel very confident that they are going to be a part of it." Mead didn't speak about any specific products, nor did he provide a timeframe for their release. Apple COO Tim Cook recently defended the Verizon iPhone 4's lack of LTE by saying that including LTE would have led to design compromises for the iPhone 4 that Apple wasn't willing to make at the time.



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Feb 26, 2011, 3:37 PM

Reading this...

Just made me more confident that my decision to jump aboard the VZW iPhone 4 bandwagon was not completely unwise. 😎
And what do you think VZW is going to do for you in June when the new iPhone comes out...? You really think they're going to let you renew, again, after five months??? I understand everyone on Big Red wanting the iPhone 4, but you do realize that you ...

Feb 25, 2011, 4:22 PM


This is Verizon saying "They might happen, sometime in the future. More than likely, maybe sometime soon." Without actually saying anything for sure.

Nice cover.
they'll have the vzw iphone 5 by january and stay on the same time frame of 1 year updates

Feb 27, 2011, 5:02 AM

No idea--

--when the LTE phones will arrive, but early adopters knew what they were getting into when they rushed out to get their iPhone 4 3G's.

So don't whine.
Well, yes. I mean you and I know the iPhone 4 is not 4g...but...I can't tell you how many customers I've spoken to that refuse to understand that point. 😡

Feb 28, 2011, 4:40 AM


Great news to Apple!
Just get a app that can stream video to my Verizon iPhone, thanks to the tips "How to stream video on the Verizon iPhone 4" in iFunia iPhone column, think about verizon iPhone really a big change for Apple!

Feb 27, 2011, 7:01 PM

Why are you all talking about phones?

I'll wager we see a MacBook with an embedded modem in it this year and that it will be a long time before Apple ever considers LTE for a handset.

720p resolution screens don't even exist at the handset level. The only real reason to put LTE in a handset is for the carrier to save money (because it's cheaper than 3G) and to use it as a tethered modem.
Good point about the macbook.
2 other reasons to put LTE in a handset: video chat (that doesn't suck)over cellular signal instead of WiFi, and to stay on the cutting edge of competition. Some customers want to buy overpowered stuff just to have it.

Feb 25, 2011, 7:45 PM

Samsung Galaxy S 11

Does any one know when the Galaxy S 11 announced at the Mobile World Congress coming to the US? Infor says it will be released in Asia in February.
thriller1 said:
Does any one know when the Galaxy S 11 announced at the Mobile World Congress coming to the US? Infor says it will be released in Asia in February.

It should be here sometime in the summer of 2011 is...

Feb 25, 2011, 7:26 PM

Design changes...

Like what a new chipset , o wait they had to do that for CDMA anyway...

I would say 99.999% sure IF there is a CDMA/GSM phone this year ip5 or whatever it's called in June ish that will NOT have LTE

More likely 2012+
most likely january/february 2012
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