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Insight into late iPhone 5 release, possible carrier conspiracy

Apple fans were left a little upset over a possible iPhone delay, so thought it would be the perfect opportunity for an insight into a late iPhone release. There could be a number of reasons, one being a possible carrier conspiracy. We know things like this are a little far-fetched — but you never know what goes on behind closed doors.

Beatweek has taken a look at the big four U.S. carriers to see if they have been conspiring to delay the release of the fifth-generation iPhone to benefit themselves. We in no way believe that this is the case, but we always love a good what if. First up is Verizon; they would have the most to lose if Apple were to launch the iPhone 5 or 4S because their customers have only had the current version for 6 months. These customers will upgrade to the newer model, but not in June — now September would be a possibility.

AT&T needs time for the T-Mobile merger to take place, so a later release would give them the chance to offer a T-Mobile version of the iPhone. There have been suggestions that both AT&T and Verizon would want time to build their 4G LTE technology; well they will, as a full 4G iPhone is not likely to hit until 2012 at the earliest.

Sprint is another, they will not want to have the iPhone until Apple makes it a fully-fledged 4G handset, and again this relates to what we said above. So there you have it, there could still be a small chance that a 4G iPhone 5 could be released this year, but will be much later into the year.

Why do you think the iPhone 5 will be released later this year?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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