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  • 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. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      And the mill keeps turning
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      why not 5G for ipad too?
    1. chris102192's Avatar
      chris102192 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      why not 5G for ipad too?
      It's not 5G data. its the FIFTH Generation iPhone!
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      rumors rumors rumors people really want a verizon cdma version of the iphone. I personally hate verizon and i will believe it when i see it. This is the last time i post on a verizon RUMOR article!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      why not 5G for ipad too?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
      why not 5G for ipad too?
      hahahahahahahahaha wow
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Wow...4G (speeds) isn't even out yet for the iphone dude.
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      Hopefully verizon gets an iPhone so AT&T will lower their prices to keep it's customers from fleeing.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      The G in the article is for Generation, people. As in the 5th generation iPhone and 2nd generation iPad.
    1. evileclipse's Avatar
      evileclipse -
      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.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      No Verizon iPhone anytime soon. The CEO of Verizon himself made that somewhat clear....and so did the exclusivity contract that Apple renewed with AT&T until 2012.

      Get over it people.
    1. McMichael96's Avatar
      McMichael96 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      No Verizon iPhone anytime soon. The CEO of Verizon himself made that somewhat clear....and so did the exclusivity contract that Apple renewed with AT&T until 2012.

      Get over it people.
      So basically all you people whining wont even get to have an iPhone for long because the world will in in 2012. lol jk
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Huh, interesting. Apple will go with whatever is cheaper
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      How fast is the 4g network gonna be?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      LOL whats this talk about 4g speeds ?? Do people not understand the article?
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by tudtran View Post
      How fast is the 4g network gonna be?
      I can see the future and it's fast
      Let's just say this, it will be faster then 3G but slower then edge
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      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
      I really hope your not serious...
    1. Tommicus's Avatar
      Tommicus -
      Why not 6G?
    1. decke's Avatar
      decke -
      Oh yeah, because they'd jump from 3G to 5G... Come on guys, common sense. NEW iPhone.
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      supa fast