As more and more people get excited about the iPhone 5, it is looking more and more like the first 4G iPhone will be the iPhone 6 and not the iPhone 5. Read wy.
At the time of this post, we all find ourselves in between the somewhat lackluster iPhone 4 and hopes of a groundbreaking new iPhone 5. Also within this current void, we the mobile phone users of the world, also find ourselves straddling the 3G and 4G networks; the big mobile companies — particularly Verizon — are pouring millions of dollars worth of resources into building a 4G network of the future, and given what we know about it, 4G will be a game changer. And it isn’t too far away.
Unfortunately for all of the iPhone 5 hopefuls out there, the 2011 version of the new iPhone is unlikely to be 4G-ready.
Given the unbalance is 4G assets between AT&T and Verizon at the moment, chances are, the iPhone 6 will be Apple’s wonder device that finally taps into the world of 4G.
iPhoneAlley.com recently proclaimed that “the sixth-generation iPhone will support Verizon’s (self-labelled) 4G LTE network,” and pointed to a recent quote from Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead wherein he hinted at the prospects of a 4G LTE iPhone 6, when 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.”
While it may seem like a stretch to infer that the iPhone 6 will include 4G capabilities from Mead’s blissful, open-ended quote, his perspective on the matter, together with the timetable for a fully-function 4G network, clearly places the prospect of a 4G iPhone on the iPhone 6.