Analyst: 4G LTE iPhone will be released next yearPublish By Robert Valenti Updated 14/09/2011 5:01 pm in Technology / no comments
(NZweek) – Peter Misek, an analyst from Jefferies, pointed out that Apple will launch the first iPhone supporting 4G LTE next summer holiday. It is believed that the first new Apple iPhone will appear in October, followed by 4G LTE phone; thus the leading role of Apple will not change in due time.
Apple discloses nothing about new iPhone, and the names of this phone get various versions. Misek believed that Apple is going to release the new phone in October is much likely to be iPhone 5; to compete with Android, its display size increases from 3.5 inches to 4.0 inches.
It is learned that iPhone 5 can be defined as a global phone which can support both GSM and CDMA.
Misek anticipates that iPhone 5 can make its way to the Top 4 telecom operators, and China Telecom, possessing 108 million users, will be put on sale at first quarter next year.
China Mobile, with the most users worldwide, may begin to sell in 2013 or 2014 due to technical specifications problem.
Misek believes that Apple will release new products supporting 4G LTE, and its iPad 3 to be release next year will be the first to carry 4G LTE, and new iPhone supporting 4G LTE will be released next summer holiday. Furthermore, related video services will be the key function of iTV later half of next year.