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Sprint Agreement Notes They Will Offer LTE iPhone When One is Launched

Screen Shot 2011-10-12 at 10.11.07 AM.pngDow Jones is reporting on Sprint Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer’s recent comments, wherein he claims that the carrier has an agreement in place to launch an LTE-equipped iPhone, if and when Apple introduces one. This goes against the common belief that the LTE iPhone would not make it’s way to Sprint due to the company’s slower rollout of LTE networks.

Euteneuer goes on to note that a hypothetical LTE iPhone release sometime around October would coincide with Sprint’s final rollout of their LTE network in many major US cities.

It seems that a lot of cogs are falling into place that will allow for a LTE iPhone to be introduced later this year. First, Apple introduced the iPad Wi-Fi+4G, which sets up an expectation of an LTE iPhone. Secondly, a bunch of LTE networks are beginning to take shape in the US. It seems that it is a matter of time, and if an LTE iPhone is introduced this year, Apple will be grabbing onto a new technology that is in it’s infancy.

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