Next iPhone To Run On GSM And CDMA Networks, Verizon Launch In 2010?
Rumors of an iPhone on Verizon’s network have once again begun to circulate, this time from a report by OTR Global. In the report, they claim that Apple is considering making a new iPhone that would hybrid Verizon’s CDMA2000 technology with AT&T’s UMTS 3G network. The ability to easily put both in one device recently came about with Qualcomm’s new hybrid CDMA/WCDMA chip.
AT&T’s contract with Apple is rumored to end in mid 2010, making the chance of a Verizon iPhone a real possibility if the new hybrid chip is deployed.
Additionally, the report also claims that the next iPhones will be significantly smaller, reducing the screen size from 3.2 inches to 2.8 inches. It also says that Chinese manufacturer Hon Hai would be replaced with Asustek subsidiary Pegatron.
[via Apple Insider]