LTE iPad Coming to Japan?

Get ready for the latest round of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Long Term Evolution (LTE) rumors!

Japanese newspaper Nikkei Business reports that Apple is talking to NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM) about a deal to deliver 4G iPhones and iPads to the carrier in the summer of 2012.

The paper reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook met with DoCoMo executives in mid-November to talk about details such as how many of the 4G devices Apple will produce for the Japanese market.

Why this matters
We saw a raft of rumors about an LTE iPhone and iPad ahead of the launch of the iPhone 4S. The timing of a summer 2012 launch makes more sense for LTE devices, however, particularly if Apple gets back on its early summer schedule for device launches.

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— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 4:47:22 PM
re: LTE iPad Coming to Japan?

I've also heard that the LTE iPad will launch next summer with the phone to follow in the Fall. I know there will be many, many more rumors between now and then, but that one seems more likely to me than seeing both devices this summer.

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