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Verizon iPhone 5: Rumors Claim No 4G LTE, Deal Breaker for Consumers

All the talk at the moment is whether or not Apple’s new iPhone will be called the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4S, but we have some very interesting rumors to tell you about now, and it affects Verizon customers. We’re hearing that the new iPhone may not have support for 4G LTE, but have dual CDMA and GSM modes instead.

Perhaps more importantly, these rumors have actually surfaced from Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo, as he stated in recent comments at a Reuters technology summit that the next iPhone will be a dual-mode phone for both GSM and CDMA, obviously allowing for usage on AT&T and Verizon network frequencies.

Shammo didn’t specifically answer whether or not the iPhone 5 will have 4G LTE, but based on this report by Electronista, 4G LTE doesn’t appear to be on Verizon’s top priority for the next iPhone, since they already have a very healthy collection of 4G LTE Android handsets, such as the Thunderbolt, and the soon to be released Motorola Droid Bionic.

It will be interesting if this turns out to be true – how would you feel if the new iPhone doesn’t have 4G LTE data support? Is that a complete deal breaker for you, or are you not too bothered about enjoying faster than normal data speeds on your iPhone?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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