Will the iPhone 5 CDMA phones still have an unlock able SIM card slot?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by slapguts, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. slapguts, Sep 12, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2012

    slapguts macrumors 6502a

    slapguts

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    Can't seem to find this info anywhere, but I might be looking in the wrong places.



    EDIT: In case anyone has the same question, and finds this thread in a search-

    CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

    GSM seems to be included, so I think it's safe to assume that a SIM card slot will still be there.
     
  2. Calipad Suspended

    Calipad

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    I just got off the phone with Apple and the answer is no. So the CDMA iPhone will not be a world phone.
     
  3. slapguts thread starter macrumors 6502a

    slapguts

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    Bummer. Was waiting to upgrade my ailing 3GS, but I spend quite a bit of time in Europe, and really wanted to switch to Sprint.

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    http://www.tuaw.com/2012/09/12/no-virginia-you-cant-have-a-universal-lte-iphone-5/

    TUAW says otherwise, though.

    "The CDMA phone also supports the GSM bands, so it should work as a "world phone" for international travel even if it doesn't include LTE data support outside the US and Canada."
     
  4. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I don't see why the Verizon iPhone 5 wouldn't be a world phone just like the 4S is. That would be really messed up if they changed things.
     
  5. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Without the SIM slot, LTE WILL NOT WORK, even on CDMA NETWORKS. It seems like most people here do not know how VZW's LTE Network works. Even CDMA is disabled without the SIM Card on LTE Phones
     

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