Apple bringing the LTE based iPad 3 and iPhone 5 next year

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    So rumor has it that Apple might be preparing something steamy: the LTE-based iPad 3 and LTE-based iPhone 5. The first one is said to be arriving by summer 2012 and the latter in the fall. Nikkei Business claims that Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has made a deal with Apple and has become the official distributor for these next-generation devices.

    The report also claims that executives of the Japanese company already met up with Apple staff including with new CEO Tim Cook, at some point in November and discussed the issues related to the LTE enabled iDevices.

    The iPhone date isn’t far fetched, as it would be a year later after the iPhone 4S launch. The iPad 3 launching in the summer might struck some as late, but it’s not that late, if you keep in mind that the date will enable Apple to gain access to second generation LTE chips.

    What’s puzzling with these rumors is that Japan’s largest carrier, NTT DoCoMo has been selling its handsets through Apple’s rival carrier Softbank. Softbank used to have an exclusivity contract with Apple, but that went down the drain, when the Silicon Valley company launched its iPhone 4S. Since then Apple has partnered up with carrier KDDI.

    The next iPhone will of course be sporting the Apple A6 SoC, which many experts seem to believe is carrying an in-house design with four ARM Cortex A 15 processing cores and an unknown graphic core. The iPad 3 on the other hand will reportedly house a higher-resolution display than its little brother the iPad 2, and some changes are going to be made to its pixel density. Still, this change might cause some brightness issues.

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    I want an Ipad 3 right now!!!!
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    Goal is to afford an iPad 3 in early 2013. And for my 2 to last me that long, of course.

    If the 3 has a retina screen.... Man oh man.

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    I want the next iPad too!!
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    Using 4G/LTE on the iPad is like flying first class. It's very difficult to be relegated to coach once you get used to it. I use a 4G/LTE mobile hotspot from Verizon with my iPad and it provides near cable modem download speeds. Very addictive.
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    By the time I am ready to upgrade which won't be until at least 2013 they will have something else better and faster lol. I can upgrade my iPad now (yeah right) according to Verizon since it was a gift lmao.

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    Like Cable modem on wifi or cable modem via computer?

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    Varies. I routinely get about 12-15mps and as high as 23-24mps. My reference is to a wifi connection to a cable modem.
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    Ahhh. I have access to that ;). No mifi though.

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