Verizon CEO Says He Convinced Steve Jobs to Put LTE in the iPhone 5S

Speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdams talked about how data is used on Verizon's pipes... and a story about how he convinced Steve Jobs to put LTE on the iPhone 5.

LTE had existed on Android phones for quite a while before it came to the iPhone 5, McAdams said he had been trying to convince Jobs to add LTE to the iPhone 5 when Jobs finally relented. McAdams said:

"I was really trying to sell him and he sat there without any reaction. Finally, he said, 'Enough. You had me at 10 Mbps. I know you can stream video at 10 Mbps.' And Apple's next phone was LTE,"

Aside from swapping stories about Steve, McAdams also said in his talk that currently 50% of Verizon's network traffic is from streaming video. Which is well, impressive. It's only going to get higher. Hopefully those pipes can handle more streaming cat videos. [Fierce Wireless]