Apple LTE-enabled iPhone Due in 2012, iPhone 4S Preparations for September 2011

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    Though not a particular surprise, Digitime's sources claim that the LTE-enabled "iPhone 4S" is unlikely to launch until 2012.
    LTE is the next generation data transfer technology beyond 3G and is frequently labeled 4G. Both AT&T and Verizon are supporting LTE as their next generation data protocol.

    Digitimes' report confusingly refers to the 2012 iPhone as the "4S" which is the name also given to expected 2011 iPhone. In a separate report Digitimes says that Apple is already lowering iPhone 4 orders in the second quarter of 2011 in anticipation of the new model in September.
    Apple is widely expected to launch a new iPhone around September this year, but most have expected that support for 4G networks would likely wait until 2012. Other reports have also said that the proper LTE chips simply won't be ready for production this year.
    Article Link: Apple LTE-enabled iPhone Likely Due in 2012
     
  2. Mr Fusion macrumors 6502a

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    Once again, I'm happy to be on the "even" iPhone upgrade cycle. :)
     
  3. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    As long as I can get an iPhone later this year that has good reception I will be a happy man.
     
  4. CFreymarc Suspended

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    Duh! Finally glad this board has caught up to the word of the iPhone 4G / 4S / 4GS this summer and the iPhone 5 next year.
     
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    lol

    damn you beat me to it..
     
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    agreed
     
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    Great another reason to give the sheep something to complain about. I can just see these forums lighting up with issues because of lte non-problems.

    Lets just start now and call it LTE gate and demand free cases from apple.
     
  11. kjs862 macrumors 65816

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    What about a dual core A5 for the iPhone 4S this Sept??
     
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    i still think the iphone 5 will come june/july
     
  13. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Don't really care about LTE yet (3G speeds are fine for me now) so I'll probably just go for the 4S or whatever the hell they call it. I think one line on my account should be eligible for an upgrade every year anyways so I could take advantage of that if the iPhone LTE is that good.
     
  14. EatSleepMac macrumors newbie

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    really?

    You sound pretty sure of this, what makes you think they're not going straight to the 5? I mean there's been massive talk about the iPhone 5 being next I'm wondering if them going with the 4S instead will be a let down to some people. Then again the 3GS is what, something like the 2nd most profitable phone ever sold.. idk
     
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    I don't really care about the LTE network, I just really want a bigger screen. Why do I feel like I won't be happy come September?:(
     
  16. canderton macrumors member

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    I'm actually glad the 4S won't be LTE enabled. For one, less battery life, but the main reason being I want to keep my unlimited data. And you better believe that once you step up to LTE, they'll force you into a tiered plan. If AT&T could just beef up their current 3G network, I'd be completely fine. 3G speeds are more than adequate for a phone.

    If the 4S came with a slightly bigger screen, the A5 chip, more RAM, and possibly a 64GB version, I'd be a happy camper.
     
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    I'm calling 4S: A5 proc, 8MP camera, slightly bigger screen (same resolution), higher capacity. Probably NFC.

    iPhone 5: A5, LTE, NFC for sure, bigger screen, higher capacity. MAYBE Thunderbolt (but I doubt the chipset will be low-power/small enough).
     
  19. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

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    The S in 4S stands for Sad Sack Upgrade. They delayed it for this? Really? The S could also stand for Sans Steve.
     
  20. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I have to agree with everything you said here. Especially what is bolded.
     
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    I just bought the samsung infuse 4.5" screen its nice work well but don't have the iphone finish
    but if I look at the iphone 5 picture I better stay away.
    the only think that I see for the future is my blackberry for work and iphone for play.
     
  22. rfahey macrumors regular

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    Everytime you guys post a "4s" rumor i want to virtually slap you 'cross the face.
     
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    Hehe me too. iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, hopefully "LTE iPhone"! :)
     
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    What's for lunch?
     
  25. DeanSolecki macrumors member

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    I predict:

    ...people with iPhone 4's will say it's a lame upgrade and they're glad they'll be getting the LTE release next year...

    ...the 3G and 3GS crowd will say that the 3G network is the greatest thing to ever happen to man and anything beyond it would just be shameless excess...

    ...this year's model will be called the same number as the iOS that comes pre-installed on it... Hmm...

    ...oh and there will be some (mostly) irrelevant manufacturing issue that will get blown completely out of proportion.

    For the record I've got an iPhone 4 and I'm glad I'll be getting the LTE model next year... I hope they call it an iPhone Pro just to piss you 3GSers off! :p
     

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