Results 1 to 19 of 19

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


Thread: Report: GSM-CDMA Hybrid Planned for Next Generation iPhone

  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,850
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,481 Times in 567 Posts

    Default Report: GSM-CDMA Hybrid Planned for Next Generation iPhone


    As widely anticipated, consistent reports are corroborating what is quickly becoming the world kept secret in iDevice-land. The next-generation iPhone (the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5) will be a hybrid of sorts. That is, it will be a "global model" capable of working with either GSM or CDMA networks.

    The latest clues of this strong possibility come to us this weekend via Japanese site MacOtakara, which reported that the CDMA iPhone 4 for Verizon Wireless will be the base for the next generation handset. It will sport the so-called "hybrid" GSM-CDMA functionality and a SIM card slot "for countries except United States."

    The report also claimed that the iPhone 4S will come with a "more narrow front receiver slit", along with a smaller FaceTime camera. It also stated that the next iPhone avatar will also feature an antenna for the 5Ghz wavelength of 802.11n wireless networking.
    Sources in touch with MacOtakara and other far east news organizations largely agree with industry analysts who believe that the 5th generation iPhone's processor will get a boost and graduate to the faster A5 processor found in the iPad 2. Also on the fast track from rumor to reality is the foregone conclusion that the new iPhone will deliver a nifty 8MP camera from OmniVision (with a small number coming from Sony).

    As MMi's Phillip Swanson reported Monday, all signs presently point to Apple introducing both its latest iOS (iOS 5) and the next-generation handset in early fall - likely in September.

    Source: International Business Times

  2. #2
    Will this mean the price of the iPhone will suddenly sky rocket because were all essentially forced to buy an unlocked iPhone?

  3. #3
    iPhone? More like MyPhone CaptBojank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    145
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 16 Times in 11 Posts

    "except the United States"? No sim card slot for us?

  4. #4
    isnt this like the 15th report saying this?

  5. #5
    Livin the iPhone Life javiert30's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    New Orleans - Who dat nation
    Posts
    1,224
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 115 Times in 88 Posts

    I hope it don't look like that picture...

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
    I hope it don't look like that picture...
    Thats just a mockup

  7. #7
    Default Simless in USA??
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptBojank View Post
    "except the United States"? No sim card slot for us?
    I second that if I can't buy I phone that isn't universal then I will stick with my iPhone 4 but can't see the logic of fragmenting the phone line by having one for "us" and one for the rest of the world. Not much love for the home team

  8. #8
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Italia411's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    upstate NY
    Posts
    171
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    Does no sim card on US models mean the end of Att and apple?

  9. #9
    They would be making 2 versions of the same iphone sim and no sim ?

  10. #10
    Livin the iPhone Life
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    1,151
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 87 Times in 71 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Italia411 View Post
    Does no sim card on US models mean the end of Att and apple?
    It is more like no sim means At&T own TMobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Italia411 View Post
    Does no sim card on US models mean the end of Att and apple?
    just a different cover is all. Not hard.
    Last edited by unison999; 06-11-2011 at 10:39 PM.

  11. #11
    iPhoneaholic Turnamental's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    383
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by bootloader View Post
    They would be making 2 versions of the same iphone sim and no sim ?
    I don't see it happening this way... They lock their devices with modem firmware...

    This makes perfect sense and would cut down production costs greatly though. One model phone does all the networks.

    If Apple puts it on Sprint per say this fall, and the end user hacks his phone to run on any network, Apple still delivered the goods...

    To Apple... This makes perfect sense.
    iPhone 4S iOS 5.0 Non JB
    ~OSx Lion 10.7.2 Hackintosh Pro Dual Boot Win7 @ 4.5GHz
    Rock River AR-15 5.56mm NATO
    ~9mm S&W Sigma
    We carry iPhones and guns here in Texas

  12. #12
    There will not be a sim needed for US GSM networks is all this means. Other GSM networks across the world will still need a Sim. It will just be pre-programmed for US GSM carriers. Luck us!

  13. #13
    iPhoneaholic Turnamental's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    383
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
    I hope it don't look like that picture...
    I miss the rounded back...

    The 3G and 3GS just felt so damn good in my hand.

    Quote Originally Posted by foolish813 View Post
    There will not be a sim needed for US GSM networks is all this means. Other GSM networks across the world will still need a Sim. It will just be pre-programmed for US GSM carriers. Luck us!
    Dude I sure hope not! It's nice to be able to just pop in your sim card in any iPhone and go...
    Last edited by Turnamental; 06-12-2011 at 02:10 AM.
    iPhone 4S iOS 5.0 Non JB
    ~OSx Lion 10.7.2 Hackintosh Pro Dual Boot Win7 @ 4.5GHz
    Rock River AR-15 5.56mm NATO
    ~9mm S&W Sigma
    We carry iPhones and guns here in Texas

  14. #14
    This is what I feared if the iPhone went to Verizon
    We will now have to put up with some half arsed jack of all trades chip rather than a dedicated GSM one.
    Roll on LTE so CDMA 2000 can finally be put to rest.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptBojank View Post
    "except the United States"? No sim card slot for us?
    Just put the code number from sim card. No need to put the sim card significantly.

  16. #16
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    The photo looks so sick!!

  17. #17
    Apple are trying to change the GSM standard- hopefully they won't succeed!
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

  18. #18
    dont like design

  19. #19
    That is just a mockup which is just someone who makes it to what they think it will look like.

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