“Analyst Brian Blair from Wedge Partners said in a note to investors that Apple is developing a new iPad with a Qualcomm multimode CDMA-GSM chips built in,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider. “In the U.S., such a chip would allow the iPad to run on both AT&T and Verizon networks, which use different wireless technology.”
“The addition of a CDMA iPad to Apple’s product line would not come as a major surprise, as Apple has already begun selling the iPad through Verizon,” Oliver reports. “However, because the 3G model is not compatible with Verizon’s CDMA network, the carrier offers the Wi-Fi-only model bundled with a MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot for connectivity on the go.”
Oliver reports, “Blair also indicated that the new iPad will be thinner and will have a forward-facing camera.”
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Electronista reports, “While analysts can rarely confirm details and are sometimes wrong, the details correlate with talk of raw component suppliers shipping for assembly in December and with details mentioned in the past. Qualcomm has been repeatedly associated with both iPad and iPhone production since it has near dominance of CDMA and EVDO.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Lynn W.” and “Jax44” for the heads up.]