iPhone 5 may run on all 3G and 4G networks (except WiMAX of course)

iPhone 5 may run on all 3G and 4G networks (except WiMAX of course)
Remember that Qualcomm chip that we told you about back in November? The one that had far better energy usage and seemed like a sure bet to be part of the iPhone 5? Well, it seems Morgan Stanley just noticed that chip was in the pipeline and has come out with a bold statement that it may be in the next iPhone. 

Of course, while Morgan Stanley may be a bit late to the party on that piece of news, it did bring a bit of extra news to the table. We had already known that the chip by Qualcomm would be a world-band radio with compatibility with EV-DO Rev. A and B, HSPA+, dual-carrier HSPA+, and LTE, but what we didn't know is that it would be compatible with all frequencies of LTE. 

Verizon LTE and AT&T LTE don't run on the same frequencies, and we had yet to see a radio that could run both, but it seems this Qualcomm chip can do just that, which truly does make it the all-in-one solution that Apple would love. This also would mean that the next iPhone would be compatible with T-Mobile, which jives with what T-Mo said just the other day. Of course, the iPhone being compatible with T-Mo HSPA+ and the iPhone being sold in T-Mo stores are two very different things. 

Oh, and the report also says the iPhone 5 will be slimmer, but come on, that's like "predicting" the sky is blue. 

source: BGR

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32. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

aww poor sprint had to pay millions of dollars to apple to get the iphone when all it had to do is wait. Not only that but T-Mobile just b#tch slapped apple. hahaha :'D a little advice for sprint, stop rushing!!!! didn't you learn from the wimax failure?

34. BReND0

Posts: 74; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

although I Do agree with you about Sprint and a rushing of WimaX failure....you cant count Sprint out by the deal with apple and all the devices........Sprint was huge , Took over Sponsorship from winston on Nascar , multi billion dollar business with over 60 million fans, bought out nextel, hold major accounts still off all types of construction and industrial businesses, and they just took over the NBA from T-mobile....lots of ads and money generated there..also the most popular pay as you go with the boost network.... so yeah I assume they have as much cash coming in as going out.....its not about all the accounts you have, but the wealth of the accounts and partnerships.....i have Tmobile an love tmobile ..happy for five years with them....i feel they will fall first...losing partnerships with Best buy, and radioshack selling their phones and they lost the NBA deal,,,soon to lose the wal mart deal.....hate to say it but i dont wanna sink with the ship, i been off contract since march show them my love still...but if they dont fix up and strech out their 3g and network...i may be joining the evil empire over at AT&T

29. leftheodo

Posts: 108; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I thought 4G was an incomplete technology! That is what iFans were saying since the EVO 4G! Not to mention OTA updates, voice recognition, notification system and larger screens! And yet apple is suing other companies for copying!

27. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

If the iphone 5 comes with a larger screen which it's suppose to (4"0 last i read it could be a huge hit to android. In fact they will have to build the super device to keep up! Iphone 4s are still a month on back order where i live. I have the nexus and its a great phone but the iphone 5 with larger screen and 4g i'm switching!

33. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

lol!! ip just a little late to the party... A 4" screen and 4G FINALLY...sounds like they are trying to keep up. It unfortunately will still only be an iphone after these long awaited upgrades, sorry man :(

26. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Rumour has it the iphone 5 will change the fabric of time and space

22. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Steve Jobs was working on the iphone5 when he died.. so expext LTE ..slimmer and Apple last attempt to finish off Android..may come true.. as Jobs wanted it...

24. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

You're not serious are you? You really thing Apple is going to have 90% of the market??? Not happening dude.

35. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

They dont need too.. Android will always outsell Apple as a whole.. but one manufacturer will never do it... just warch what happens with the iphone 5... What happen in China is nothing compare to what is coming...

36. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Well, you said ip5 would "attempt to finish off Android". To me it sounded like you were saying its possible that ALL the current Android users would instantly convert to iOS users when it comes. I don't believe any one OS will ever completely finish off another, no matter how good the OS may be. As for ip5 and the China release, everyone knows what will happen in both cases... LOOOOONG lines, fights, disappointed teens, and record high profits for Apple! Android might even slip to number 2. But Google wont care about that because Apple is the one that wants to be the top selling phone. Google just wants you to use their services, even if you use it on an iphone which most likely will be the case. Either way, Google gets what they wanted... more people using Google services.

39. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

pretty easy task when more than 45% are free phones...

40. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I forgot...free is suppose to be a dirty word in the iOS community. Even when it's free iphone 3GSs right? Lol.

18. thelegend6657 unregistered

It awesome that sprint version will have 2 4g radios so that in case I am out of LtE zone I can still use WiMAX ?

17. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Now look like every companies will copy Apple patent "Release 1 new phone per year and make 50% of profit per phone".

16. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

rumor says the iphone5 will be a 5G phone

21. dvancleave

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 19, 2010

And then the Bieber 6G Fever will come out shortly thereafter.

5. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

If the iPhone5 launches without LTE which is entirely probably due to battery concerns, availablity of coverage at launch, etc. what is the blowback on that?

2. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Finally iOS users will get LTE. Guess what? "that next BIG thing is already here" :) Samsung with Android .... I love that ad of yours. (No, I do not have an android)

3. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 2010

pshh yea that's why iOS jumped 26% to 43% last month and android fell from 60 to 47%. Apple's reign is just beginning. iPhones are still in very high demand. Consider the iPhone 4s, 4 and 3gs were the top 3 best selling smartphones last month as well. Android is just gonna continue to fall.

4. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Where you pulled those numbers? What's taken into account in there ?

6. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I want to know as well. I mean I have android now but I always have use Iphone. It just not about who is dying (RIM) who might be the best (IOS Vs Android vs Windows Phone) but seriously Apple needs to do something better that what they already doing. Any person will see that they are just doing minor upgrades to release a new version of the phone itself. Is my personal opinnion but I dont see Android falling? like @idroidx650 says

37. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Crapping out phones every few weeks is not innovation. Releasing the Droid Razr in the summer and then releasing the Droid Razr Maxx as the new flagship in winter is not innovation at all. And please, can someone tell me the crazy innovation that makes Android so revolutionary. Honestly, all their phones are usually processor upgrades and camera upgrades and that covers 99% of Android "innovations". The last attempt at innovation on Android's side were 3D phones, and that really hasn't been too successful. In my opinion, there is no company today being innovative with their smartphones, and that's both Apple and Google included. I consider WebOS's multitasking as innovative and not new UIs and animations like you see in Android.

7. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 2010

dude it's all over the web. Sure Android will gain more ground by releasing pointless devices that people will get excited for and then gets outdated after 2 weeks haha

8. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Whats wrong with innovation? If we keep releasing better phones every 2 weeks compared to 2 years, eventually we'll leave the iPos in the dust

9. shamu11

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

give me one website

10. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Unfortunately, what he's saying is true. Check out the link below. The article slipped by without too much of a fuss on PA, but it was definitely posted a few days ago. Yeah, its a decent phone, but I still don't get it. Smooth is good, but the customization, functionality, and freedom Android offers just can't be matched. I think iOS will eventually become the number one OS, but it won't last. http://www.iphone-os.com/iphone-4s-rises-dramatically-apples-sales/

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

The problem is how this numbers get summed up if its by OS it might also include tablets from which also they have over 80% of the market. Also if those numbers are right I don't recall Android in 60% it was 50-55 and it could be just one firm. An OS activating one million new phones a day won't flock its share by such a huge gap no matter how well the numbers are

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Edit that's a sales chart not a market share chart. It explains everything

23. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

True!

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Define outdated

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