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Apple iPhone 5 to be a World Phone with dual-mode support of both CDMA and GSM

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Apple iPhone 5 to be a World Phone with dual-mode support of both CDMA and GSM
According to the guys at Tech Crunch, an iOS developer, who remains anonymous but has come up with some of the most well loved apps on the platform, passed along some evidence that shows that the Apple iPhone 5 will be a dual-mode "World Phone". The developer apparently sent Tech Crunch some app usage logs that show that a small number of developers were registering their application from a brand new dual-mode Apple device.

The logs show these app testers were using what is most likely a Apple iPhone 5 running iOS 5 and carrying two separate sets of mobile network codes (MNC)/mobile country codes (MCC). These codes are used to identify mobile carriers. When the app was being registered, the device used was logged as a new Apple device with MNC/MCC codes from both AT&T and Verizon. This would indicate that one device is being manufactured by Apple for both U.S. carriers. While this would offer seamless roaming between both types of networks, it probably also means that as already expected by most, the Apple iPhone 5 will not support LTE connectivity.

source: TechCrunch

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posted on 22 Aug 2011, 22:36 3

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah, i figured that from the get-go. why would Apple build a GSM iPhone and a CDMA one? it's cheaper to just combine the technologies into one phone and i'm sure Verizon let Apple know that they want their iPhone to be able to be used overseas just like it's AT&T counterpart can.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 22:49 5

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The phone will have a dual core processor, sadly it will only be able to be used by one per channel. LOL

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 22:57 3

3. Mobilemas (unregistered)


Im soo sick of this iphone crap and android nonsense! Its all dumb because once these phones come out their already outdated. Im gonna wait for phones with flexible amoleds and quad core goodness! Nexus Prime already obsolete and so is Iphone 5!

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 23:01 3

4. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's only obsolete when you read about what's coming afterwards. there's always going to be something better coming phone after phone after phone.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 23:07 4

6. bsbokc (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


If you keep waiting for the next best thing you will never get anything.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 00:18

9. vijaysivakula (Posts: 162; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Funny how my neighbor's phone and his wife always seem better than mine.

posted on 22 Aug 2011, 23:04

5. pongkie (Posts: 496; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


let me guess its only for at&t

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 00:11

7. Netizen (unregistered)


Mobilemas: Keep using that tin can and roll of string cuz technology never stops! :-)

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 00:14 4

8. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Come on isheep...

Tell us how LTE is unimportant. Go camp out for a 3g, single core handset. Lol

How far behind must the specs get before you wake up?

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 00:37 1

10. E.N. (Posts: 2234; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Can't wait for the iPhone 5! Woot woot. I've had the iPhone 4 for too long. LTE is important but upgrading my phone to one that's NOT ANDROID is more important.

Provided that the next iPhone doesn't suck, I'm probably going to stay up late so I can preorder and if for some reason I can't get one, I'll probably camp out for a 3G, dual core handset. Lol. There's no way I'm going to wait another 2-3 weeks past the October launch, I'm already dying right now. I'll probably wake up at 5, get there at 5:30 if you're that interested.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 03:39 1

11. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Oh gosh. Can't you just say the LTE only? Why do you have to mention Android? What does that have to do with Android?

iPhone and Android both having shortcomings.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 08:36

12. skymitch89 (Posts: 1040; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Actually, if the next iPhone does support both networks at the same time, then all Apple would have to do for LTE is make it support the full 700Mhz spectrum. Verizon has the lower 700Mhz and At&t has the upper 700Mhz, so why can't they be combined and supported at the same time as well?

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 10:17 1

14. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


they could but i doubt there would be room in the handset for both a cdma, gsm, and then LTE radio. It might be a possibility but apple would have to sacrifice on device size. That's one thing they are very particular of.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:46

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6226; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Still don't see the big dea.l with dual band GSM/CDMA anyone care? I know I don't.

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