interesting Engadget article

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BriChi, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. BriChi macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006

    half way into it it claims:

    the new device will be a total rethink from a design standpoint, and will be running atop Apple's new A5 CPU (a Cortex A9-based, multi-core chip). This device, like the iPad 2, will feature a Qualcomm chipset that does triple duty as the CDMA / GSM / UMTS baseband processor -- from what we hear there's no LTE in the mix at this point.

    crap! I wonder if they WILL release it on Verizon too now come June
  2. Ach111es macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2010

    I just saw this and my heart literally sank. I really want the iphone, but I know i'll be p.o'd if the new one comes out with the A5 and a better graphics chip. I may just steal one of my other family members updates though.
  3. pete78 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2011
    Assuming (1) the report is true, and (2) this IPhone 5 makes its way to Verizon, does the fact that it will have a "CDMA/GSM UMTS baseband processor" pretty much mean that such a Verizon IPhone 5 will have both the capability to work worldwide in places such as Europe and allow users to use voice and data at the same time? Those are two huge features missing from the VZ Iphone 4, which would make the IPhone 5 definitely worth waiting for IMO.
  4. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

    SLC Flyfishing

    Nov 19, 2007
    Portland, OR

    Yes it would be a world phone, just grab a prepaid SIM from a vendor overseas (did this in Australia this summer with my iPhone) and go with it. You'll be using GSM at that point.

    No it would not do simultaneous voice and data. Unless if course you were overseas and were using their service.

    It's a CDMA thing, not an iPhone thing that makes the VZW iPhone incapable of simultaneous voice and data.

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