The next-gen iPhone and iPad will feature 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) support for super-fast browsing, reports suggest.
According to Nikkei Business, an LTE-enabled iPhone 5 and iPad 3 are set for a Japanese release next year on the NTT Docomo carrier – the nation’s only major network player yet to offer Apple’s handset.
LTE, which Docomo is in the process of rolling out across its network, would allow users to surf the web on their iKit at speeds of up to 200Mbps.
The third-gen iPad is reportedly scheduled to drop in summer 2012, with the iPhone 5 (the fifth-gen iPhone proper, we’re saying) will follow shortly after, the site claims.
Other features mooted to be on board the iPhone 5 include a four-inch display – up from the 3.5-inch screen on the current-gen model - and a radical new teardrop-style form factor.
The iPad 3 is expected to feature the same high density retina display as the iPhone 4 and 4S, as well as a thinner design and will be more battery-efficient.
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