Apple has unveiled the new iPad with 4G LTE support, paving the way for a 4G LTE iPhone 5.
Apple unveiled this week the new iPad. One of the major new features is the option to get 4G LTE on the iPad. 4G LTE is offered by Verizon and AT&T in the United States. The coverage area of 4G LTE is still far from complete. Verizon's 4G LTE network is available in 196 cities. On top of that the 4G LTE chip inside the iPad is not supporting European 4G LTE networks. Apple just made the 4G LTE option for the US carriers. Did Apple get paid by AT&T and Verizon to offer a 4G LTE iPad? Maybe. In any case Apple has jumped the gun and is now offering LTE connectivity on the iPad. This makes it very likely or even sure that the new iPhone 5 expected this fall will have 4G LTE connectivity.
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Apple needs though to support international 4G LTE markets with the new iPhone 5 to not disappoint and confuse even more consumers abroad.