Could AT&T LTE microSIM cards point to 4G iPhone 5 or iPad 3?

AT&T LTE micro SIM card cards point to iPhone 5 or iPad 3

While we're still hearing conflicting rumors about super-fast LTE 4G networking for iPad 3 this spring or iPhone 5 this summer/fall, you'll be happy to hear that AT&T is preparing to replace their current microSIM card stock with LTE compatible versions.

Now the Andorid-powered Pantech Burst and the Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 900 are , which is likely to be landing on AT&T really soon. An internal memo has instructed sales repts to scrap all of the old microSIM cards, and use these new LTE ones with the same SKU.

Okay, so maybe the Pantech Burst and Nokia Lumia 900 seem a bit more likely, but there has been an awful lot of solid-ish talk about the iPad 3 lately, and even if we don't see an LTE iOS tablet soon, WWDC is looming along with the possibility of an iPhone 5. Whatever comes out next, it's hard to imagine it not having at least one model with LTE connectivity, and even less likely that they'll ditch the micro SIMformat.  

Verizon switched to LTE microSIM cards in October for the Samsung Stratosphere, so they'd be all set to go with any new Apple hardware as well. Sprint is still getting its feet wet with LTE through the Galaxy Nexus, so they may be next in line to start offering LTE microSIM cards -- we'll be keeping an eye out.

If there's no LTE in your area, we can understand if this doesn't matter very much to you... yet. But when it does come, and you start pulling 20-50mbps of data, you'll probably start to care a lot more.

Source: PhoneArena

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Could AT&T LTE microSIM cards point to 4G iPhone 5 or iPad 3?

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I work at Apple, and we've been receiving these sims for months now. They work fine in both the iPhone 4 and 4S. Not saying I doubt that 4G LTE will make it into Apple devices, but this is hardly proof.

at&t has been using them for awhile now, but I am guessing their will be an iPad LTE next month, lets hope! Also they are backwards compaatible with at&t's other networks :)

This doesn't mean anything special is coming out. The Pantech Burst is an LTE phone that uses MicroSIM cards instead of standard SIMs. A lot of Android phone manufacturers are turning to MicroSIMs now for their devices.

The iPhone 5 never existed. I'm sure the 6th generation iPhone will support LTE though, but this is probably for the 3rd Generation iPads.
P.S. Can you all please stop with the iPhone 5?
1st Generation -> iPhone
2nd Generation -> iPhone 3G
3rd Generation -> iPhone 3Gs
4th Generation -> iPhone 4
5th Generation -> iPhone 4s
6th Generation -> iPhone 5??? That sounds ridiculous especially considering the iPhone 4 was called that to match its generation and not its design. This blog is a mess.

Have to repost this since my commas didn't appear. P.S. Can you all please stop with the iPhone 5? 1st Generation -> iPhone, 2nd Generation -> iPhone 3G, 3rd Generation -> iPhone 3Gs, 4th Generation -> iPhone 4, 5th Generation -> iPhone 4s, 6th Generation -> iPhone 5??? That sounds ridiculous especially considering the iPhone 4 was called that to match its generation and not its design. This blog is a mess.

Talk about click bait. Two already announced LTE phones for AT&T use micro-sim, so of course AT&T LTE Micro-Sims are going to be popping up. This news in no way confirms anything apple related.

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