By Anton D. Nagy | May 19, 2011 8:22 AM
Apple’s upcoming iPhone 4S will be be getting more exposure as it will be available on more carrier line-ups, including Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. and China Mobile in the country with the largest community of phone users in the world.
According to reports, Cupertino and China Mobile have reached an agreement regarding an LTE-TDD-enabled iPhone. The time-frame for releasing the new Apple smartphone was pushed back from summer to autumn exactly because, according to rumors, there was a need to test out everything for LTE. We then later heard that LTE will most probably not be part of the iPhone 4S due to problems concerning yield rates of LTE chips offered by Qualcomm.
Nevertheless, Wang Jianzhou, China Mobile’s chairman, said that talks with Apple were ongoing but he wouldn’t or couldn’t provide a specific release date for the phone. Meanwhile, Alcatel-Lucent recently reported that they managed to complete the first call on the LTE-TDD network they constructed so the infrastructure is ready and waiting for Apple’s LTE smartphone — and so is the US.