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.

Apple iPhone 4 Specifications | Review

source: BGR

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iPhone 4
  • Display 3.5 inches
    960 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Apple A4, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1420 mAh
  • OS iOS 7.x

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67 Comments

68. zhaoshuzi

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 15, 2010

@clevername.....AMEN....couldn't have said it better myself.

66. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Android...iOS, does it really matter? People on this site treat the two like Clash of the Titans. Its just a phone homie, damn. I like each mobile OS out on the market (except for maybe Symbian). Each one has its pro's/con's and when WP7 hits i'll probably sample that ass too. I carry the X and Fascinate which are both cool...and i'm sure if i carried the iP4 it would be the same outlook. Its just a phone.

65. aco21 unregistered

verizons first LTE phone? cuz we all know that LTE will be gsm

67. amar ambedkar unregistered

now you got a good point that is true... as far as I know l t e will be gsm

59. I Heart Dumbasses unregistered

iPhone is overated. On top of that, Hawk thinks his is hotter than Megan Fox and fornicates with it.

62. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Well now that you need a case to make phone calls most people just went out and bought a condom. That way when they are listening to Steve Job's next press conference and sticking their iPhone up their ass it's already lubricated.

53. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

55. ALex405 unregistered

dude i agree with you 100% these people need to get out more....

51. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 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!

44. etownone

Posts: 40; Member since: Jul 25, 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 !!!

43. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

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.

32. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Ugh

28. KAMAKAZI unregistered

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

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.

41. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 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.

47. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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!

58. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

61. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 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.

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.

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

15. dt401

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

18. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

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

21. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

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!

27. uofmrules

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 11, 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.

40. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 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...

49. nancyfuqindrew

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 07, 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).

56. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 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.

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.

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