Apple, who is tipped to launch a new iPhone by August, is believed to have rejected the development of an Australian 4G model that will run on the Telstra 4G LTE network.The Company who last week announced a new 4G iPad that won’t operate on the new Telstra 4G LTE network, is believed to be reluctant to develop a custom version of their popular iPhone for Australia because the current Telstra 4G LTE network is not available to the majority of the Australian population, a Telstra source has told SmartHouse.
Consumers in Australia who buy the new iPad won’t be able to make use of Telstra’s fast 4G mobile network for the time being, with Apple set to change their marketing material and packaging to suite the Australian market.
The next iPhone (like the new 4G iPad) will operate on the 700MHz and 2100MHz spectrum which is different from the 1800MHz frequency currently used by Telstra, who is expected to move to the same spectrum in 2014-2015.
This week Samsung is set to reveal their new 4G Galaxy S3 and a 4G Galaxy Note which will run on the Telstra 4G LTE network. Earlier this month the Korean Company launched a new Samsung Galaxy 8.9″ Tablet that was compatible with Telstra’s 4G network. .
What Apple iPad and iPhone owners will be able to take advantage off is the 3G high speed packet access (HSPA) plus technology that operates on the 850MHz and 2100MHz spectrum. This technology in independent tests by SmartHouse appears to be as fast–if not faster–than some of the US 4G networks.
After Apple eliminated a version number with the release of their “new iPad” speculation is mounting that the new iPhone which is due in August or September in Australia will simply be called the “new iPhone”.
The new iPhone is tipped to be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conferences in June and will most likely to be running on iOS6 which we would expect to see at Apple’s WWDC in June along with the new phone.