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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
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    Default 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

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    And the mill keeps turning

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    why not 5G for ipad too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
    why not 5G for ipad too?
    It's not 5G data. its the FIFTH Generation iPhone!
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
    why not 5G for ipad too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
    why not 5G for ipad too?
    hahahahahahahahaha wow

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    Wow...4G (speeds) isn't even out yet for the iphone dude.

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    Hopefully verizon gets an iPhone so AT&T will lower their prices to keep it's customers from fleeing.

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    The G in the article is for Generation, people. As in the 5th generation iPhone and 2nd generation iPad.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
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    Huh, interesting. Apple will go with whatever is cheaper
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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    How fast is the 4g network gonna be?

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    LOL whats this talk about 4g speeds ?? Do people not understand the article?

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    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

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    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...

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    Why not 6G?

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    Oh yeah, because they'd jump from 3G to 5G... Come on guys, common sense. NEW iPhone.

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