Latest news from a Japanese publication reports that Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad 3 could be designed with 4G LTE connectivity. This would allow users to connect via 4G LTE to the internet, giving the opportunity of increased download speeds and better video streaming. Other information regarding the new models is scheduled to be presented in early 2012. There is little feedback at this stage of the project, thus one can only assume a lot of new information is on its way.
Reports so far indicate that iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch screen, NFC (near-field communication) and a thinner design. As for the iPad 3, sources suggest that it should be released on the market by mid 2012. With LTE capability becoming popular, one can only hope that these two projects will be successful.
In a Nikkei Business report it is suggested a partnership between Apple and NTT DoCoMo, partnership established for the creation of these iDevices. In spite of the reports, NTT DoCoMo is denying any connection with Apple.
Having in mind recent history, one can observe that LTE-enabled iDevices are not such a new concept at all. iPads and iPhones with 4G LTE capabilities are present already for a couple of months, aspect that made Apple consider the idea of implementing the 4G LTE capabilities in their own iDevices. Having experience with old models of LTE handsets, Apple should be able to win the race against any competitors when it comes to functionality, design, flaws and improvements. Redesigning the battery is another aspect Apple needs to keep in mind in order to solve some problems with the 4S model, regarding battery life. This problem could be remediated using LCT chips that once installed into the iDevice should reduce the inefficiencies of the battery.
Other reports regarding iPhone 5 present the smartphone being 5 inches tall and 2.8 inches wide, with a thinner design in comparison with any other iPhone so far. As for the release dates, iPad 3 should be available by July 2012 and iPhone 5 will hit the market shortly after the release of iPad 3.