Will the next iPhone be able to....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gaps, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    .....let me talk on the phone and surf the web via a VERIZON cell tower/without wifi? I was wondering because of all the LTE rumors for the next iPhone, does that technology allow voice and data at the same time? According to a Verizon employee, all of their current LTE devices will not allow voice and data at the same time. Any help would be nice since this reason is keeping me from going to Verizon from ATT......
     
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    Rolvag

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    ONLY AT&T allows you to both talk and surf at the same time.
     
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    Probably, if the next iPhone supports LTE. But it would only do so in LTE coverage areas.
     
  4. r2shyyou, Nov 3, 2011
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    I thought use of voice & data simultaneously was not tied to LTE, which both Verizon and AT&T are deploying, but rather network technologies. Verizon uses CDMA which does not allow this whereas AT&T uses GSM which does allow this.
     
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    I hope that Verizon rep gets fired. Certain LTE chips allow simultaneous voice and data. It doesn't do everything very well yet, but it's getting there.

    As for speculation, the next iPhone should be LTE equipped for both Verizon and AT&T. I say should in the sense that I think it should on principal. We all know principal theory and reality don't mix well with Apple. Apple will always do what's safe. They'll do what they know will work. If you want phones that push the latest and greatest, regardless of whether or not it's ready for mainstream users, go Android.

    I think they'll wait for that better LTE chip. I can't think of the name. It should be available by the time the next iPhone is ready, and they can test it and ensure it's going to work with at least the same if not better battery life.

    If all these stars don't line up, just prepare for another 3G iPhone.
     
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    Stealthipad

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    One of AT&T best reasons to use them.
     
  7. Vizin, Nov 3, 2011
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    Verizon uses CDMA and LTE. LTE allows it, CDMA doesn't (without a dual-radio hack). If the next iPhone supports LTE, it should support simultaneous voice/data on Verizon as long as the user is in an LTE service area.

    AT&T uses GSM and LTE, both of which allow simultaneous voice/data.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    How the hell should we know? We are not a part of the design team for the iPhone 5.
     
  10. Vizin, Nov 3, 2011
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  11. thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for all of the useful info, it answered my question. Basically, LTE technology will be able to do it. Now its a matter of will Apple be satisfied by the technology and use it? And since none of us on this forum work for Apple on the iPhone design team, none of know anything!!!
     
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    ddublu

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    With as much WiFi as there is these days I find it almost impossible not to talk and surf at the same time (unless I am riding down the road at which point I shouldnt be doing that anyway).
     
  13. thread starter macrumors member

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    unless you are a passenger riding down the road....plus i don't like to have to rely on a local business having wifi for me to use the internet while talking on the phone
     

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