Verizon iPhone 5: Won’t Support 4G LTE – Are you bothered?

By Alan Ng - Oct 12, 2010

We have an interesting article for you to read now, and particularly some disappointing news if you are planning to pick up a Verizon iPhone next year. It has been reported that the fifth-generation iphone, aka the iPhone 5 won’t come with Verizon’s 4G LTE speeds.

According to this report from Apple Insider, they have cited an article over at TechCrunch, which claims that the iPhone 5 will have dual network support via GSM and CDMA, but won’t come with support for Verizon’s new LTE network.

It hasn’t been ruled out completely though. While a Verizon iPhone will be available early next year, a separate device with 4G LTE support will follow in 2012 according to the report. The report also states that Apple won’t want to rush out an LTE-compatible device, when 3G speeds are still capable and acceptable for the majority of iPhone users.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you be happy with just an iPhone 4 on Verizon, or do you want one with support for 4G LTE instead of 3G?

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  • Carlos

    If Verizon was serious about grabbing new subscribers from other companies they would be smart to pressure Apple in making it 4G (LTE) instead of it keeping it 3G. Those phones would be a big hit in the big cities where 38 cities will be 4G ready by the end of 2010. As for those who don't live in one of those cities, you'll simply be using the 3G connection.

  • robertjm

    UGH! Any chance I was going to get one just went out the door if that's true. No sense in spending that kind of money on a handset I'm going to have to two years (at least) if it won't embrace the fastest speeds available to me.

    Perhaps my sister will get it though as she's never had a smart phone and has been wanting an iPhone for a long time. 🙂

  • Guest

    I could care less! As long as I can get an iPhone and trash my Motorola Droid I am happy! Android is terrible OS and should be in BETA!

  • Moe

    I won’t buy it unless it’s 4g

  • harold henderson

    4g is in very limited areas anyway. its a waste of the extra money you have to pay for it.

  • Cheyenne Nelson

    I would just be happy with an Iphone on Verizon… The 3g speed are good enough for me. I see the speed on the Droid devour i'm using and i'm happy with it. If it was on 4g then that would be a perk.