Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Brier Dudley's Blog | iPhone 4 review: Nice phone, too bad about antenna problem, LTE | Seattle Times Newspaper

An excerpt from another example of the press/punditry going cold on the latest iPhone

Another elephant in the room for everyone buying a smartphone this summer and fall is the big upgrade coming to the AT&T and Verizon networks in 2011. Both companies are rolling out a wireless broadband technology called LTE, but it will require new phones.

Apple and AT&T wouldn't discuss this with me, but research firm iSuppli dissected the iPhone 4 and found it didn't have LTE hardware, which would handle greater speeds and more data.

"It's not there, absolutely," said analyst Francis Sideco. "It would require a new chip set to support that."

Brier Dudley's Blog | iPhone 4 review: Nice phone, too bad about antenna problem, LTE | Seattle Times Newspaper

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