Yesterday, Apple introduced the iPhone 4S, an improved 3G phone. It’s not the 4G LTE phone many were expecting. Anand Lal Shimpi of www.Anandtech.com immediately published an article with a really interesting conjecture: LTE handsets await a mainstream 28nm process technology. I find the reasoning interesting and Lal Shimpi’s analysis of the Qualcomm LTE modem roadmap is well worth reading.
Here’s the link to the article: “Why No LTE iPhone 5 in 2011? Blame 28nm Maturity, Check Back In Q2/Q3 2012”
Also see the EDA360 Insider’s own coverage of the Apple iPhone 4S introduction: “Today’s Apple iPhone 4S intro emphasizes apps. Built-in apps”
And, see this post as well: “Ready to dip a toe into 28nm?“