The iPhone 5 release date cannot and will not come about until at least the mid-stages of 2012, because allowing an iPhone to be released this year with 4G LTE technology would have been a mistake, according to industry reports. Suggestions have been made that the decision regarding the delayed iPhone 5 release date has allowed Apple to overstep a mistake so many other competing brands have already made this year, which has cost most of them considerably.
Current 4G LTE technology requires physically large antennas that use up a serious amount of battery power, which essentially means that LTE devices at present have to ensure massive amounts of additional battery space are made available to keep the device operating. Generally speaking, the result is either bulky devices or those with short battery life – both of which may have found it necessary to cut back on other vital features in order to facilitate the LTE connectivity.
True, some may say the exceptional network speeds make the sacrifice a worthwhile one, but considering the fact that the vast majority of US consumers are still miles away from the nearest 4G LTE transmitter, logic would suggest otherwise.
Needless to say, this serves as all the explanation and justification Apple could ever need as to why they chose to remain with the old 3G networking system, with the iPhone 5 being well and truly put on ice until something truly superior comes along – which of course it will in 2012.