We have more details on the potential huge twist in the ongoing Apple iPhone 5 saga, as the latest rumors reveal that Apple are planning to delay the release of their fifth generation iPhone, in favor of a release later on this year so that they can include a 4G LTE chip inside.
We first told you about this possibility in a previous report here, so you can read that if you need a recap on the details. What we want to discuss is the implications this potential move has on other carriers, and obviously the backlash that it could create, although Apple will see it as a positive business move.
After finally getting the iPhone on Verizon after AT&T’s exclusivity period, it seems as if they want to enjoy their new partnership with Verizon while they can by releasing a new iPhone 5 with a built in 4G LTE chip. While this is obviously great news for Verizon customers, how would it make AT&T feel? – Inadequate perhaps like Samsung?
We still don’t know if Apple are planning to bring more than one version of their iPhone 5 to market, but it does seem likely that a 4G LTE version is on the cards eventually. Providing this goes ahead, it does also mean that the rest of the world has to sit back and wait while Apple press forward with their plans for a true 4G capable handset to compete alongside the HTC Thunderbolt and the Sprint EVO 3D.
If you are currently an AT&T subscriber and have been keeping a close eye on these developments, we want to know your thoughts on the situation. How would you feel if Apple are holding back on the iPhone 5 release, just to accomodate Verizon and their 4G LTE motives?