Apple fans are hopeful some recent iPhone 5 release date rumors are true. Many consumers are anxious to learn what features and specs the new 2012 Apple smartphone will have. Some news on the gadget suggest the device is LTE, but has no 4G branding.
According to a recent article, Apple is not planning on using 4G branding for the iPhone 5 concept as it led to issue with their recent iPad 3 launch. Apparently the use of 4G is considered misleading. Though this would specifically affect devices outside of the US and Canada, it seems a setback for Apple.
The iPhone 5 release date rumors and news suggest the Apple handset will launch in either June or October, and the 4G feature will apparently work fine in US and Canadian markets, but not elsewhere. Hopefully Apple will be able to brand the device as 4G LTE in the countries where the technology is available.
It does seem a bit too soon to speculate whether Apple has to revise plans to market the device as 4G LTE, considering the company has not announced they are even working on a new mobile device yet. Most likely, no one will know about 4G details for the 6th generation handset until just before it launches. Though it seems this rumor is mostly pointed toward consumers outside of North American, does this give a clue that the handset will in fact be 4G LTE as fans had hoped the 4S model would be?
Do you think the iPhone 5 release date rumor related to 4G branding is true? Or is it to soon to tell?