Verizon CEO Says Apple LTE Products Coming Soon

Following Verizon Wireless CEO, Dan Mead’s remarks regarding the short lines on Verizon’s iPhone 4 launch day, Mead also indicated that Apple will eventually offer mobile products that can use Verizon’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G network.

This lines up perfectly with the speculation earlier this month that Apple was working on an LTE iPhone…

You’ll see more coming from Apple on LTE. They understand the value proposition of LTE and I feel very confident that they are going to be a part of it.

Although Mead did not mention any specific product or timeframe as to when the LTE Apple product(s) will be released, we would think it would most likely be the next-generation iPad and, or next-generation iPhone 5. Considering Apple’s iPad 2 event is next week, could it be a coincidence?

Bouncing back to the LTE iPhone 5 possibility, if Verizon released an LTE iPhone 5, would that mean AT&T would have its own version of the iPhone 5 running on its HSPA+ 4G network?

What do you think?