According to analyst who told to inverters that they believes Apple will be not able to release a new iPhone (next-gen) during this summer, citing ship shortages as the reason that the handset will be launched during an October window, like the iPhone 4S released last year.
The analyst, Piper Jaffery Gene Munster who believes that even if Apple had indeed wished to bring the next iPhone to market sooner rather than later, it could not thanks to shortages being suffered by LTE chip maker Qualcomm. With LTE now part of the new iPad’s arsenal. Rumors of late had suggested that Apple was working on getting its next iPhone out to customers some time before the now standard October release date. Munster believes that the iPhone is a certainty to also pick up some 4G speed.
Qualcomm’s apparent supply issues would peg a new iPhone release later this year, bringing the expected October release window back into play, meaning the new iPhone would debut a full twelve months after the iPhone 4S was released to huge lines around the world.
“It is more likely the phone launches in October given Qualcomm commentary around 28nm chip supply…. we believe Apple will include LTE in the iPhone 5 as an important feature in the product update.”
With the technology now present in the company’s tablet device, it is almost inconceivable that Apple would not put an LTE chip into the next iPhone. With the majority of iPhone owners unable to take advantage of LTE 4G speeds due to lack of a roll out worldwide however, it is debatable as to whether anyone really cares outside the United States.
While the LTE capability in the iPad had been rumored since the iPad 2 launch, many thought that the 4G technology would be implemented into the iPhone before the iPhone 4S was actually announced.
If Apple could really working to bring the LTE iPhone, it will finally does become a reality and what you think about the 4G technology in the next new iPhone 5th-generation device?