When Apple announced the iPhone 5, perhaps one of the most expected (and long overdue) additions to the flagship Apple device was the inclusion of LTE.
The Cupertino company’s flagship phone was finally able to access the super fast LTE networks being built out by Verizon, AT&T and Sprint at the time. If you own an iPhone 5 and use LTE, you may want to thank Verizon’s CEO Lowell McAdam.
In an interview earlier today, McAdam claimed that he was the one who influenced Steve Jobs to include the 4G technology in the iPhone 5. According to McAdam, the story went a little like this:
I was really trying to sell him and he sat there without any reaction. Finally, he said, ‘Enough. You had me at 10 Mbps. I know you can stream video at 10 Mbps.’ And Apple’s next phone was LTE.
As we now know, LTE is clearly the best data technology offered now, and it was a great idea for Apple to include it in the iPhone, and many even called for it in earlier versions of the smartphone.
So if any of you are using an LTE iPhone 5 (or even better, reading this on one), leave us a comment and remember to thank Lowell McAdam