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New CDMA version of the Apple iPhone is being field tested, close to release?

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New CDMA version of the Apple iPhone is being field tested, close to release?
If it's any day ending in "y", it is time for the latest Apple iPhone rumor. This one comes from a "solid Apple source" that says that model 3,2 of the iPhone has gone into the field testing phrase while the Apple iPhone 5 has reached the Engineering Verification test of the development stage.

The iPhone model 3,2 is very close to release. "We have been told that iPhone model 3,2 — what everyone is assuming to be the Verizon (or at least CDMA-compatible) phone — just hit the “AP” testing stage. This is the very last stage before retail release; final hardware, almost final software," the insider's report noted.

In "Apple-talk", the first number of the model being tested contains the number of major revisions, the second number is the number of minor revisions. That leads the "insider" to claim that model 3,2 is an Apple iPhone 4 with a revised antenna system. This would allow a new CDMA version of the phone to avoid the "Antennagate" problem that occurred when the phone was held in the lower left corner where the two antennas meet. When touched, the hand would act as a bridge between the two antennas which would de-tune the signal and lead to dropped calls and loss of signal.

The anonymous source also says that the iPhone model 3,2 will have a SIM card slot which would seem to rule out it being a CDMA device. However, speculation is rampant that Apple has asked Qualcomm to provide it with a dual-mode baseband chip that would support both CDMA and GSM phones. Another possibility is that the Verizon branded model will offer global roaming which would require the use of a SIM card slot.

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source: BGR

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:49

1. amar singh saroya (unregistered)


i have heard these rumors before but hopefully they are true this time around!!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 11:30

36. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


You've heard these rumors before? You mean you live on planet earth and have ears?

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 13:48

45. Kartiel (unregistered)


LOL Ths niga lives under a rock or something hahahaa

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 05:26

2. jt (unregistered)


One word.... ddddrrrrrooooooiiiiiid

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 06:22

4. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


What about droid? Other than it sucks.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 06:27

6. MattAg (unregistered)


LIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 06:27

7. MattAg (unregistered)


Hawk, you're a moron.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 07:46

13. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Why? cause I say it has it is? Droid sucks. Half the droid fans on here are from verizon, since DROID is verizon. ANdroid is on the other carriers. Within a year all you droid fans will be so sick of what verizon plans to do to droid, you will switch to WP7!

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 08:09

14. bloodpanther (Posts: 32; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Says the guy who just creamed his pants because his steve jobs phone is being tested on our network. Maybe you could actually use your new phone to get service. Doubt it.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:10

16. Lollipopjones (unregistered)


I get service on my At&t phone and i work for VzW..... So please shut up. You fanboys are so stupid.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:25

19. blessed2bamommie (unregistered)


What's VZW plan to do to Droid?

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:34 1

24. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


Really now. I for one have had every single iphone, taken it all across the country and it doesn't even come close to what you get with Verizon and a Droid. No one can help that you're the 1 in a million thats likes to have edge service 99% of the time and don't care about call quality or even dropped calls. In case you didn't know, the iphone has been flawed with poor service even before the new iphone came out. The next thing out of your mouth will probably be that you get better service from your AT&T phone than the Verizon one.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:37

26. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)


their plan is to add all of their crappy software to the point where the operating system is slow beyond belief, why add vz navigator if google maps navigator is free? im fine with them adding software to the phone as long as I'm able to take it off....the openness should go both ways, if they can put it on I can take it off

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 10:26

30. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Here we go with the bloatware whiners again.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 10:47

33. zerovampire311 (Posts: 42; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


Or if you have half a brain, you don't care what Verizon does to Android. Nobody who's remotely technologically apt keeps a stock OS on their phone. It's just being ignorant, frankly, it's like all the iPhone users jailbreaking.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 14:11

46. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So why have you had every single iPhone if AT&T sucks so bad?

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 14:18

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


That's idiotic. Most people have better things to do then hack their phones. Not everyone works in the cell industry.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 15:12

50. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


no... because you cant spell or use proper grammar.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 15:37

52. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


you are a frickin uneducated moron. verizon cant do all that to android.. they dont own it. it works the same on other phones on other carriers.. wake the f@&k up.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 22:14

63. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


Yes he is.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 22:23

64. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


You work for VZW, and get your service from AT&T now who is stupid? So next year when Verizon is selling the iphone what will you say then or will you be recanting like all the other isheep.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 06:15

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Wouldn't it be hilarious if this went to Sprint instead of Verizon? :-o

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 06:23

5. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


Sprint or one of the cdma carriers around the world that is not verizon.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:26

20. blessed2bamommie (unregistered)


No! It wouldn't!

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 12:14

38. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Come on now, that would be so funny. All these Verizon rumors for years, it finally comes to fruition, and it is not even a Verizon phone? 2nd funniest joke in the world!

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 12:23

42. verizongrl86 (unregistered)


and what your the first funniest joke in the world?

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 16:05

54. Koobs (unregistered)


Womens rights.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 19:29

60. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


hahahah

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 06:31

8. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)


If a CDMA version does come out it's going to be the iPhone 4. I don't get why they keep referring it as the iPhone 5. Why make an entirely new phone with different specs for a few cmda carriers around the world? It's a waste of money. This is unless they plan on launching it on every CDMA and gsm carrier instead of waiting till next June.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 12:15

39. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


The rumors are two phones, a CDMA iPhone4 and an iPhone5...

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 06:47

9. newfdog 13 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


all providers need to start making their top phones global capable, or at least the option to buy an upgraded version of it.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:36

25. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


Sprint is the only company not doing this now. Verizon is switching to LET (sim card based) and are doing new Droid phones as dual.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 10:19

29. 123jdl (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Aug 2010)


I never heard of LET before, but I have heard of LTE. I assume that is what you are talking about right? If you look at the BB Bold, it is a global phone for Sprint. It does carry a sim card for international purposes.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 10:37

31. tigermcm (Posts: 760; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


Ummmmmm sorry to bust your bubble but there are at least 5 phones on sprint with sim cards. I still have the TP2 and it has a sim card

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 11:06 1

34. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


Yes LTE is what I meant. Thanks. Sprint does 1 phone, maybe 2. They have no plans to do extra dual phones.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 11:10 1

35. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


ummmmmmmmmmm sorry to burst your bubble but discontinued phones don't count as to what they have now. If that was the case then Verizon has 50 and ATT has 100000000000. They have 1-2 Current Models that are Dual. Like I said they have no plans to start doing more than 1-2 dual phones at a time.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 07:04

10. manlover (unregistered)


this news is so old and who cares? There are top selling smartphones that are just as good htc has the evo and the incredible. i own a imac and a p c in my house i switch back and forth, sorry but with windows7 i find no difference in the os . stop thinking about apple being the ultimate savior, its a good company with a quality product but so are others, and i do have to agree about the droid it does suck

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 07:40

11. Gcombs (unregistered)


If the Iphone is released on Verizon in early 2011 they will get the current version. Then Apple will announce another version with at least a 4 inch screen hopefully that will release mid 2011 on AT&T first and Verizon will get that version 6 months later but will be LTE ready. Apple will keep AT&T a first priority when new Iphones launch since they were the carrier who made them shine. just a theory.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 07:44 1

12. Done (unregistered)


I am soooooo done with iPhone/Verizon rumors....nothing against phone arena or anyone else reporting it but God if I hear when's Verizon getting the iPhone again, I'm gonna go postal up in here. Every other person walking up is asking that question followed up by...I'll wait til January when it comes out before I get a new phone or switch over. Wish someone would announce something either way...show a picture of the Great White Buffalo....release the freaking thing...whatever. Not excited about getting it either way as quota will be jacked, goals will be higher, lines will be longer and I could care less about the thing. Just get it over with....one way or another..... Done

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:02 1

15. dt401 (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Dude, you and me both. Every single person that walks into a verizon store that has NO CLUE about phones wants the iPhone just 'because'. I could answer/turn every single one of their points of interest/want torwards an Android/Droid phone but in the end its the fan boyism that just keeps them saying, "Nah, ill just wait til January". Then what did Verizon do? Went ahead and started selling iPads, great, more of a speculation torwards the iPhone finally coming. Dont get me wrong, the iPhone is an awesome device and is capable of everything and Android phone is, but the Fan boyism that follows Steve Jobs and the iPhone is pathetic.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:16

18. jkeskel (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 May 2009)


+1 for both of you. I'd give you +12 if I could.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:28 1

21. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


@Dt401 I wouldn't say it's all fanboyism. Especially from those you say don't know anything about phones. It's more of a marketing thing. The iPhone was marketed as gods gift to the world. It was marketed so well that the marketing has actually slowed down in the face of the DROID campaign and people still want it. Yes the droid is good if u don't want att but people won't see that because iPhone has become the household name for touchscreens. Just like iPod for mp3 players and Walkmans for tape players even if it wasn't a Sony. People see me with my iPhone and ask: "is that the new iPhone?" And ironically, when people see me with my nexus 1, they ask me: "is that the new iPhone?" they don't ask, is that a new droid. It's just the way it is. People that don't know want the iPhone. That said 14 million ppl in the last 3 months wanted it too and a lot of them knew what was up.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:32

23. blessed2bamommie (unregistered)


Seems like all the apps are for iphone and so I'm wanting to jump from my BB. The accessories and all....same thing when dh got me a Zune (b/c it "you get more for your money) instead of the Nano I wanted a few years ago. All the accessories were ipod! Sooooo....here I go! I do hate no flash support though! That is nuts!

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:38 1

27. uofmrules (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Oct 2010)


You just have to know how to turn them into a Droid phone. Not to mention I even turn people who have the iphone now into Droids.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 12:19

40. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


I got in trouble with my wife for getting her a Zune instead of the iPod she asked for. 3 yrs later she still brings it up, but it is worth all teh aggravation just to stay away from Apple...

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 14:47

49. nancyfuqindrew (Posts: 31; Member since: 07 Jan 2010)


Evidence: You didn't buy your wife the gift she wanted so that you could give Apple the finger. Your wife is still pissed about her crappy fake iPod 3 years later. Aggravating factor: You feel this was such a wise choice it is worth bragging about on phonearena. Ruling: Your marriage sucks (for your wife).

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 16:29

56. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Agreed... while I would never buy another iPhone because the Droids are better phones (in my personal opinion), if I were looking for a music-only device the iPod would be my first choice. And yeah, sucks for his wife. My girlfriend wants an iPad and as much as I would love to get her an Android tab everyone is different and if that's what she wants then that's what she's going to get.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:11

17. Ally (unregistered)


Omg if this is true wouldnt Verizon be slaping Google in the face?! mybe Google, Motorola and HTC wont give Verizon anymore cool Android phones cuz of this :( But then again AT&T would be crushed! muahahaha.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:28

22. vzwbarnegatnj (unregistered)


Apparently nobody listens to verizons own ceo when he said now 8 times that the Iphone "IS NOT COMING". Plus, what do you fanboys do when your phone locks up. Can't take that battery out like you can do on the droid. Oh yeah, DROID X has a 8MP camera with HDMI out, and a dependable 3g network. Iphones barely even work when you get into a big city like New york. When and if, and I highly lean toward if, the Iphone comes to verizon, it's only gonna be a MIDLEVEL smartphone. Apple used to be at the head of the class, now they are just a c student in the classroom of smartphones.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 12:22

41. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


do you really take Verizon CEO words at face value? He didn't even say "no iPhone," he just gave more legal and marketing smoke and mirror talk to maintain the status quo since they are teh market leader.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 14:16

47. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


First of all the Verizon CEO said he wants the iPhone and the ball is in Apple's court. If you think Verizon doesn't want it you're an idiot. Second the iPhone doesn't freeze up like your precious Droid does constantly so there's no need for a battery pull. Haha!

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 18:10

58. phonedemocracy (Posts: 98; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


At least Android customers can execute a battery pull. Apple users are so incompetent that Apple won't even let them replace the battery! FYI, there's a master reset button press for the iPhone, so use that when it freezes after you update it.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 19:30

61. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Also, as someone who owned the iPhone 3GS it is absolutely AMAZING that with my Droid X I can carry around a spare battery, and after 12-14 hours of use I can just swap batteries. Absolutely. Fucking. Amazing. It's sad that one of the biggest selling points of the X over the iPhone (for me) was that I can do that.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 09:46

28. KAMAKAZI (unregistered)


APPLE SUCKS COME ON HTC RULE THE WORLD WITH A SLANT EYE.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 10:41

32. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Ugh

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 11:52

37. MRM (unregistered)


Good to know that Apple is actually taking the time to fix the problems that shouldn't even have been there in the first place.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 13:22

43. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


interesting. the atnt network will lose millions in revenue and customers. i hope they can still stay afloat.

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 13:25

44. etownone (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jul 2010)


Could never go back to iPhone with that small 3.5 inch screen, no replaceable batteries, no micro sd card slot and most important .... no Flash. Also thats why I'm not even considering WP7 till the get Flash. ANDROID .... FTW !!!

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 15:34

51. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


plain and simple. iPhone is a piece of shit that is well behind its time now. scrap the whole works and let the customers have the phones that really do something.. Droid!

posted on 19 Oct 2010, 15:39

53. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


Most of you guys stick up for your phone or phone carrier like its your family. Do you think they care about you? No, they care about your money. It is amusing I'll have to admit though.

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