Gulf News reports that Ali Al Ahmad, Chief Corporate Communication Officer at etisalat, said:
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 organisation 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
So it means we should fasten our seat belt and get ready for the next iPhone. I guess it will launch next year because last week at the WWDC 11 Apple did not give any hint of upcoming hardware.
Ed note: and they never do talk about products until they’re ready. I guess we will see an iPhone in September with iOS 5.
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