Apple has been an LTE straggler — maybe that’s a good thing
Apple’s Phil Schiller talks about the iPhone 5 and LTE on Wednesday.
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Apple has taken a wait-and-see approach to 4G LTE, and that may pay off for the iPhone 5.
While LTE on Verizon’s network has become a standard offering for Android phones over the last year or so, Apple CEO Tim Cook has resisted — until Wednesday.
Cook always said pretty much the same thing: iPhone-use LTE chipsets aren’t good enough yet for Apple.
And he had a point. Previous generations of LTE tech had power-consumption and chip-integration tradeoffs. Plus, Verizon’s build-out of LTE has…
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