RUMOR: Apple will use baseband from CDMA inventor Qualcomm for iPhone 5 and iPad 2

Apple Store“A report out of the Far East early Thursday claims that Apple has decided on its lineup of component suppliers for the fifth-generation iPhone and second-generation iPad — both of which will reportedly obtain baseband chips from CDMA inventor Qualcomm,” AppleInsider reports.

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“Though the latest report Thursday by Taipei’s Economic Daily News does not insinuate that the alleged Qualcomm design win will lead to a CDMA (Verizon or Sprint) iPhone, there have been other anecdotal pieces of evidence to that end, like AppleInsider’s discovery of a cryptic ‘iPhone developer guru’ job posting on the Qualcomm website in August,” AppleInsider reports. “Meanwhile, that same report also claims knowledge of over a half-dozen other iPhone 5 and iPad 2 component suppliers.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

22 Comments

  1. Thanks for the education, Predrag. I had thought that the CDMA protocol precluded simultaneous voice and data. If it is merely the implementation on the phone, then Apple can do that. SJ might even take that as a challenge. Besides, he is probably getting tired of the Android copycats.

  2. Thanks for the education, Predrag. I had thought that the CDMA protocol precluded simultaneous voice and data. If it is merely the implementation on the phone, then Apple can do that. SJ might even take that as a challenge. Besides, he is probably getting tired of the Android copycats.

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