Apple is late to the LTE party, but is that maybe a good thing?
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.
“LTE wireless technology is built for speed, but adding it to a phone can create bulk and drain battery life quickly. iPhone 5 does LTE the right way — optimized for better battery life and designed for ultrafast connectivity in a thin profile.”
Apple obviously thinks it has met the LTE challenge by offering “up to 8 hours” of “Internet use” on LTE. Even better than the stated 6 hours of Internet use on 3G for the iPhone 4S. Only reviews will show if the claims are real, but Apple tends to be relatively conservative, so the numbers are encouraging.