Apple LTE Devices to become reality; Verizon CEO
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead continued to leave everyone guessing about the connectivity of the Apple iPhone 5 when he told the Wall Street Journal today. Dan Mead has told the Wall Street Journal that we’ll “see more coming from Apple on LTE. Currently, the Apple iPhone 4 and the iPad connect to Verizon’s 3G pipelines using the carrier’s EV-DO Rev. A connectivity.
Mead said that, “You’ll see more coming from Apple on LTE. They understand the value proposition of LTE and I feel very confident that they are going to be a part of it.” While your thoughts about Apple and LTE might jump immediately to the iPhone 5, no particular product was mentioned by Mead and the Verizon executive did not bring up any timeframe when all of this might happen.
Mead’s comments came as part of an interview discussing the iPhone 4’s launch on his network, which has already seen the device bust through Verizon’s opening sales record. CEO Mead refuted that by saying that the carrier sold more units of the Apple iPhone 4 during the handset’s launch than any other device in the carrier’s history. Mead also said that Verizon will report precise iPhone sales during the release of its next quarterly earnings report.