iPhone 5 CDMA & gsm?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wesk702, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    Are they able to make it with dual chips?
    I thought I remember rumors on this in the past.
  2. Stein357 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    Yes they are able to but I think it will be an LTE phone when Apple finally brings it to Verizon, making a CDMA iPhone would mean investing a lot of money on a standard that will soon be replaced.
  3. kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    Unless they wait many years down the road, I can NOT see them releasing a LTE phone that doesn't support CDMA. That would be like releasing a 3G phone on ATT even now that doesn't support GSM. Too many areas it wouldn't work.
  4. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Is the painted VZW logo going to be on the front or back?
  5. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Why do people still bring this up?

    None of the other networks throughout the world have got their logo or any other branding onto the iPhone case so Apple aren't going to make an exception for Verizon.
  6. kevink2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
    I just saw the rumor on the front page. Note, it said CDMA and not LTE.

    Knowing Apple, it would be more likely to be straight CDMA, even if Verizon has started to roll out LTE by then. CDMA would be fast enough for now, and it would give a reason to upgrade in another year/18 months. Like Apple releasing the original iPhone with 2G even though ATT had been supporting 3G for some time at that point. Gave a reason to upgrade to the 3G, even though there weren't many other improvements in that version (GPS). I, though, had waited due to the 2G nature of the first phone.

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