Apple’s carrier partner confirms iPhone 5 later this year

Who-ho, a Dubai carrier that sells the iPhone may have just kissed good-bye its chances of doing business with Apple. According to, the United Arab Emirate’s wireless operator etisalat (yes, without capital “e”) has gone official today on a possible iPhone 5 launch. Here’s what their head of corporate communication 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.”

Yeah, and analysts have promised us flying cars, too. Take this one with a healthy dose of skepticism. On the other hand, what we have here a corporate communication chief of Apple’s valued carrier partner publicly announcing a release date of an unreleased Apple handset. Let’s hope today won’t be his last day at job.



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