Etisalat Says 4G iPhone 5 Will Ship This Year To Middle East

It is reported by Dubai’s Gulf News that United Arab Emirates-based carrier Etisalat is having meetings with Apple to sell a 4G iPhone 5 later this year.

Chief Corporate Communication Officer of Etisalat, Ali Al Ahmad, told the Gulf News, “Yes, we are in talks with most smartphone manufacturers including Apple on the rollout of the 4G handset, iPhone 5 later this year. As the first telecom organization to roll out the 4G network, LTE, in the Middle East, we have already started talking to them for the handsets and chipsets in them.”

Nevertheless, despite Ahmad’s statement on an LTE iPhone 5 later this year, readers should consider this news with caution. At the moment there are no established facts about the next iPhone. The next iPhone will be the fifth-generation iPhone, but no one can even confirm its name, let alone the telecommunications technology it will have.