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

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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67 Comments

1. amar singh saroya unregistered

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

36. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

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

45. Kartiel unregistered

LOL Ths niga lives under a rock or something hahahaa

2. jt unregistered

One word.... ddddrrrrrooooooiiiiiid

4. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

What about droid? Other than it sucks.

6. MattAg unregistered

LIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

7. MattAg unregistered

Hawk, you're a moron.

13. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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!

14. bloodpanther

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

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.

19. blessed2bamommie unregistered

What's VZW plan to do to Droid?

24. uofmrules

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

26. jtucker1987

Posts: 89; Member since: May 06, 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

30. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Here we go with the bloatware whiners again.

33. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 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.

46. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

48. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

50. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

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

52. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 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.

63. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Yes he is.

64. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 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.

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

5. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

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

20. blessed2bamommie unregistered

No! It wouldn't!

38. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 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!

42. verizongrl86 unregistered

and what your the first funniest joke in the world?

54. Koobs unregistered

Womens rights.

60. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

hahahah

8. jtucker1987

Posts: 89; Member since: May 06, 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.

39. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

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

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