+ Reply
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 46

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Verizon CFO: iPhone 5 Will Be a 'Global' Device

is a discussion within the

iPhone News

forums, a part of the

General iPhone

section;
Verizon may have inadvertently announced more than just the company's 1st quarter earnings today. Although its unlikely that the "slip" was totally accidental, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo dropped what some
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,714
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,477 Times in 564 Posts

    Default Verizon CFO: iPhone 5 Will Be a 'Global' Device


    Verizon may have inadvertently announced more than just the company's 1st quarter earnings today. Although its unlikely that the "slip" was totally accidental, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo dropped what some are considering a major revelation despite the seemingly logical underpinnings of the announcement.

    On Thursday, the Verizon executive in question made a comment about the forthcoming Apple iPhone 5. According to Shammo, the new iPhone 5 will be a global handset in that Apple will produce only one universally-compatible model for distribution around the globe.

    If Shammo's statement proves correct, the fifth generation iPhone will be capable of roaming on the GSM wireless networks of the world, effectively giving Verizon a level playing field on which it can compete with AT&T. As we all know, the iPhone 4 presently comes in GSM and CDMA versions. The next iPhone update will conceivably bridge the gap and fuse both technologies into one device that can be used virtually anywhere.

    Unfortunately, Verizon, AT&T, and Apple - all of which announced earnings this week - haven't shed light on when this bad boy will finally drop. As it stands, all signs point to an early summer production of the iPhone 5, which will formally reach consumers in late summer, most likely September.

    Source: Mobiledia

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Michael Essany For This Useful Post:

    reaves205 (04-21-2011)

  3. #2
    Livin the iPhone Life reznor9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    1,016
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 118 Times in 84 Posts

    Nice. Then us Verizon customers will finally be getting the same firmware updates. I'm tired of being left out of the 4.3 firmwares.

  4. #3
    iPhoneaholic
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    373
    Thanks
    398
    Thanked 43 Times in 33 Posts

    Who really buys stripped down version of iphones? Oh yea verizon users : /

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to x_IMMORTAL_x For This Useful Post:

    luvmytj (04-21-2011), Snozberries (04-21-2011)

  6. #4
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Doran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    229
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked 41 Times in 14 Posts

    Didn't we know this already? It would just be cost effective for Apple to do it this way......
    Last edited by Doran; 04-21-2011 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Misspelling

  7. #5
    Livin the iPhone Life steve-z17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    2,236
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked 141 Times in 121 Posts

    We knew this was a possibility

  8. #6
    iPhoneaholic
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    410
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 60 Times in 47 Posts

    Yeah I kinda figured this would be the case. The Verizon iPhone chip is technically capable of GSM and CDMA right now

  9. #7
    Green Apple rocketApe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Great. Now King Jobs can piss on all the iphone users in the world at the same time.

  10. #8
    My iPhone is a Part of Me delusion950's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    The Patriots Area
    Posts
    796
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 75 Times in 60 Posts

    I like the idea. Am just curious as to how complicated jailbreaking process will be.

  11. #9
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Assuming this is true, does this mean that AT&T users will have a larger 3G coverage map in the US? Experts??

  12. #10
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Miami FL
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts

    I just need to know if this thing is coming with a 4 inch screen or what, I'd think such a move is possible if it's not dropping until later in the yr and still be considered a minor change as the reports have been saying at least IMO

  13. #11
    iPhone? More like MyPhone
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    246
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts

    so 4g???

  14. #12
    My iPhone is a Part of Me politicalslug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Woodland Hills, CA + Santa Cruz, CA
    Posts
    579
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 109 Times in 73 Posts

    If the iPhone 5 incorporates LTE & HSPA+, in addition to the dual GSM/CDMA capabilities, this forthcoming device will obliterate the competition.
    They can have my jailbreak when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.

  15. #13
    Livin the iPhone Life Poseidon79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    8,265
    Thanks
    819
    Thanked 1,681 Times in 1,159 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by reznor9 View Post
    Nice. Then us Verizon customers will finally be getting the same firmware updates. I'm tired of being left out of the 4.3 firmwares.
    Missing out on what exactly? What did 4.3 bring to the GSM phone that your VZ phone didn't already have?

  16. #14
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Snozberries's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Central Mass
    Posts
    134
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
    If the iPhone 5 incorporates LTE & HSPA+, in addition to the dual GSM/CDMA capabilities, this forthcoming device will obliterate the competition.
    well said my friend!!
    +1
    "they're trashing our rights. hack the planet!"

  17. #15
    My iPhone is a Part of Me
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    950
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 81 Times in 64 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    Missing out on what exactly? What did 4.3 bring to the GSM phone that your VZ phone didn't already have?
    AirPlay in apps and that Nitro JavaScript engine.
    Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?

    If I helped you, be sure to press the Thanks! button over there ->
    If I didn't, press it anyway.

  18. #16
    Livin the iPhone Life mikerlx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,366
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 48 Times in 44 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by reznor9 View Post
    Nice. Then us Verizon customers will finally be getting the same firmware updates. I'm tired of being left out of the 4.3 firmwares.
    4.3 is no big deal as long as ur jailbroken


    Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi

  19. #17
    Livin the iPhone Life mikerlx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,366
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 48 Times in 44 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
    If the iPhone 5 incorporates LTE & HSPA+, in addition to the dual GSM/CDMA capabilities, this forthcoming device will obliterate the competition.
    LTE? Wishful thinking lol my bet is World Phone with only 3G capabilities


    Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi

  20. #18
    Green Apple thumper_net's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Updates are fine but apple dont seem to test thier firmware , makes you feel you buy an expensive beta testing phone , with a global phone that would only work if the gsm networks outside the usa want to allow verizon customers access to their networks , which will take a long time as it would be a win for verizon and not for roaming european phones until all phones are global , something that wont happen until the us update thier networks to allow euro phones, verizon owners i think until the iphone 6 will only get one plus point out of a global iphone , the same beta rubbish we gsm owners have to put up with.

  21. #19
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    20
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Does this mean ip5 will be factory unlocked also???

  22. #20
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    295
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 34 Times in 30 Posts

    Who gives, we r mostly Americans, right?

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts