Will the iPhonex have different modem and locked to carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nealh, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. nealh macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    the iphone 7/7+ had different modems ... one for AT&T and Verizon.

    Any news if this is the case again. I will just buy the phone full priced and unlocked if that is the case again

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    We'll only find out when Apple delivers the phones into people's hands and folks at iFixit will crack it open.

    Apple does not provide details to the components it uses.
  3. Droidbricker Suspended


    Sep 13, 2016
    The GSM (a1901) version will have the Intel modem like last year and the CDMA (a1865) version looks like it will have the Qualcomm modem compatible with all carriers, including GSM. Really a bummer, Intel doesn’t make a chipset that will support band 71 for T-Mobile and it doesn’t look like Apple included support for that band in the Qualcomm modem.
    As far as unlocking goes, each carrier has their own set of requirements that must be met before they will unlock the phone except for Verizon.
  4. nealh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    I was worried about this again. Dang. Why can't they just use 1 modem.
    I hate the fact you need a "verizon" based phone to be able to cover all carriers again.

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