Projections Call for 2012 LTE 4G iPad, iPhone
According to revelations coming to light from carrier NTT DoCoMo, Apple may release an iDevice line (iPod touch, iPhone, iPad) next year that will connect to long-term evolution 4G high-speed data networks.
This information comes to us from Macotakara, which reported that high-ranking officials with wireless carrier visited the U.S. earlier his month for high level talks with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The result of the meeting reportedly left both parties agreeable to the prospect of LTE-capable iDevices next year.
Currently, the negotiations to make that plan a reality are said to be in place. But as other reports around the tech blogosphere have corroborated in recent weeks, Apple and NTT DoCoMo have a number of meddlesome sticking points to work through, including the carrier's alleged demand that iPhones come pre-installed with their proprietary mobile applications.
Regardless of the time frames in play, we all know that LTE 4G advancements are coming to iDevices. It just remains to be seen how long it will take for this inevitability to actually get here.