July 11, 2011
Three Reason Why Apple’s Next Gen iPhone 5 won’t have 4G LTE Support
Digitimes today reported that Apple’s next generation iPhone might have 4G LTE support, which might resemble 4G LTE setup found on HTC ThunderBolt. Joseph Tsai of Digitimes further speculates that if Apple doesn’t go with HTC like LTE chipset (MSM8655) they might opt for newer Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset that combines both LTE and HSPA support on a single chip.
There are three very good reasons why Apple will wait for next generation LTE chipsets, which Qualcomm will start sampling by end of 2011 with volume production aimed for 2012. The three reasons are: