• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • Qualcomm Baseband for 5G iPhone & 2G iPad?


    A new report from the Asian supply chain indicates that Apple has chosen Qualcomm to produce the baseband chips for the next-generation iPhone and iPad. Qualcomm, which originally developed the CDMA protocol used on Verizon's network is also working on a dual-mode chip that would allow the same device to work on multiple networks. However, the story in the Economic Daily News did not specifically say Apple would be using such a chip in future devices.

    Apple has always used Infineon as the baseband chip manufacturer for its mobile devices. However, Infineon's wireless unit was sold to Intel for $1.4 billion dollars, and while Intel's CEO claims that Steve Jobs is "very happy" about the deal, there has been tension between the two companies since Intel started working with Google on its Google Tv product. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Intel CEO Paul Otellini called Apple TV a "step backward" for Apple.

    If Apple continues to release new products on the schedule it has followed historically, the second-generation iPad will be out in the first quarter of next year and the fifth-generation iPhone in June (something tells me we'll be referring to these things like we do cars: just talking about the 2011 iPhone, for example). The mention of Qualcomm's name has led a lot of observers to speculate anew about a CDMA iPhone capable of operating on Verizon's network. However, Qualcomm has been making GSM chips since 2002, and they have shown that, despite inventing CDMA and continuing to hype it worldwide, they're happy to make money selling whatever people want to buy. The dual-mode CDMA/WCDMA chip that would supposedly allow Apple to make one iPhone compatible with both networks has yet to appear, and there's no indication that Apple is working on such a phone, despite scattered rumors to the contrary.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Qualcomm Baseband for 5G iPhone & 2G iPad? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      There will be a verizon iPhone that runs on their LTE service and it's gonna be released next year along side a AT&T iPhone an maybe tmobile as well


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      why not 5G for ipad too?
      Wow your real smart
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      well since ATT 4G network is still on time and set to up and running in June of 2011. Although it still may only be available in "some areas". I guess we can say that most likely the new iphone 5G will support 4G data speeds. And if thats the case, then that baby is going to be SICK!!!!!!!!!!
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      There will be a verizon iPhone that runs on their LTE service and it's gonna be released next year along side a AT&T iPhone an maybe tmobile as well


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      Did a Verizon employee tell you that to hook you into Verizon?

      Have any proof?
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Cant wait 'til it happens so everyone will shut the **** up about it!!!!!
    1. Morilibus's Avatar
      Morilibus -
      Quote Originally Posted by brbortscheller View Post
      Wow your real smart
      Wow YOU'RE real smart too.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by evileclipse View Post
      I'm sorry to tell this to people, but there will never be a CDMA variant of the iPhone. Common sense can spell this out guys. It is a dead end technology, used by a very small demographic. When LTE is implemented it may be a different story, but until then, it's AT&T or bust for us.
      You don't really believe that do you? Every other manufacturer comes out with GSM and CDMA variants of their phones... everyone but Apple. That argument just doesn't hold water. It's not that expensive to change the baseband and radio. Apple doesn't care it's a dead end technology. The first iPhone was 2G in a 3G world and people still it sold like hotcakes. Every survey on the subject ever done has clearly shown Apple would make a killing selling the iPhone on Verizon. And Verizon is far from the only carrier in countries Apple is already serving to have a large established CDMA network.
    1. Sofaxkingxhi's Avatar
      Sofaxkingxhi -
      Someone tell me why verizon is so much better than AT&T? I have iPhone 4 with AT&T and I have no issues whatsoever ever and grandfathered in to unlimited data. I have never had a issue. Would verizon be cheaper of a bill or what?
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by shanejoe View Post
      I can see the future and it's fast
      Let's just say this, it will be faster then 3G but slower then edge
      thats funny
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
      How fast is the 4g network gonna be?
      I believe 4g is 8mbts download and 6mbts upload
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      I believe 4g is 8mbts download and 6mbts upload
      HSPA+ which is 3G can run at 7.2Mbs so 4G/LTE would be much faster than that.

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      why not 5g for ipad too?
      lmfao!
    1. Waleed786's Avatar
      Waleed786 -
      Would 4g be as fast or almost as fast as wifi? I get like 12mb down on wifi on my iPhone
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Guys, just because it is 4G doesn't mean it'll be faster. Check the link I posted earlier, it has a lot more to do with how good reception quality and strength is in your own area rather than the type of reception it is. 3G is capable is rather fast speeds, nowhere near what AT&T is purporting right now. Not to say now is slow. Personally, I'm more than happy with current 3G speeds.

      4G isn't some miracle cure for network latency and speeds.
    1. Waleed786's Avatar
      Waleed786 -
      So ur saying that AT&T isn't using 3G to it's full potential? And 4g will just improve coverage rather than speed?
    1. kenpura's Avatar
      kenpura -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      why not 5G for ipad too?
      thank you for this.. truly, thank you
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Waleed786 View Post
      So ur saying that AT&T isn't using 3G to it's full potential? And 4g will just improve coverage rather than speed?
      3G is capable of more than what most AT&T 3G areas put out, yes. I believe we had an article not too long ago on how AT&T is actually upgrading and increasing speeds on certain areas. There's a lot of factors to consider, network congestion, signal strength, it's a mess.

      4G, LTE or whatever you want to call it will provide some benefits aside from faster speeds. For verizon for example, "4G" will allow them to utilice both voice and data at the same time. ATT already has this with 3G so when they move up what we'll probably see is better signal strength and reception.

      These marketing terms like 4G can be a little misleading because there's a lot more to it than just what type of network it is.
    1. Joules's Avatar
      Joules -
      There WILL be a CDMA iPhone... the pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together...
      Apple Reportedly Orders CDMA Chips for December Production Run of Verizon iPhone
      AppleTV Firmware Leak: CDMA iPhone Imminent
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Joules View Post
      There WILL be a CDMA iPhone... the pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together...
      Apple Reportedly Orders CDMA Chips for December Production Run of Verizon iPhone
      AppleTV Firmware Leak: CDMA iPhone Imminent
      Blah blah blah rumors rumors rumors I will believe it when I see It then I will be glad cuz I won't have to hear these Fing rumors everyday!