Before release of iPhone 4S last year it was speculated that it will have 4G LTE capabilities, but it was not included at that time. Now after the release of the new iPad which is having 4G LTE support it is now undoubted that the next generation iPhone will be supported by 4G LTE, a new report states it is sure for Verizon iPhones. This was revealed in a recent Dow Jones NewsWires interview with Verizon’s Chief Technical Officer, David Small:
“Verizon Wireless has pumped billions into building out and promoting the high-speed data network known as 4G LTE, but the carrier has drawn just 5% of its customers to the faster network, as it has struggled to convince customers to upgrade from their 3G devices, most notably Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) popular iPhone.
The carrier said that for the rest of 2012, it would only unveil smartphones capable of running on its 4G LTE network. The statement suggests any new iPhone this year will be 4G LTE-capable.”
Verizon’s strategy on LTE clearly states that the carrier wants more customers to their 4 generation high speed LTE network, and by combining this technology with Apple’s popular iphone Verizon will definitely increase its customer base.