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Apple outlines differences between CDMA and GSM phones

Apple detailed the differences between the GSM and CDMA iPhone when it comes to voice calling and its associated features. The document confirms the Verizon iPhone is unable to hold a conference call with more than two attendees as well as put a call on hold. The Verizon iPhone can also use a...

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Verizon data limitations not unique to iPhone

There's a video up at 9to5 Mac that demonstrates how iPhones on Verizon and AT&T handle conference calling differently. Specifically, the CDMA-based Verizon phone is unable to jump between calls like the AT&T iPhone can. The user began by placing a call on both phones. Once connected,...

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iFixit: Verizon iPhone using dual-mode chip

A lot of the anticipation and/or naysaying about the Verizon iPhone has focused on CDMA, the somewhat less travel-friendly and slower network standard that Verizon uses. GSM covers a lot more countries, including all of Europe, and in the US the AT&T data speeds are testing noticeably faster --...

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iTunes 10.1.2 available, adds CDMA iPhone Compatibility

Apple has released iTunes 10.1.2 today, ripe with support for the CDMA (Verizon) iPhone. Apple's cryptic release notes are stingy with details, saying: "iTunes 10.1.2 provides a number of important stability and performance improvements. iTunes 10.1.2 syncs music, movies, and more with iPhone 4...

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Zibri spots more Qualcomm evidence in iTunes

The evidence of a shift in Apple's wireless chipset choices for upcoming iDevices is growing stronger. First there was Engadget's strongly sourced report indicating that Qualcomm (the key innovator/inventor in the CDMA space) was going to take over the radio component sourcing for both the iPhone 5...

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CDMA iPhone 4 production increased to meet anticipated demand

According to the Asian newspaper Digitimes, production of the CDMA iPhone 4 may climb as high as 15 million units for 2011. Pegatron Technology is reportedly delivering its first batch of CDMA iPhone 4 handsets to Apple and has originally projected internally that it would manufacture 10 million...

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Verizon iPhone reportedly unaffected by "death grip" issue

After getting their hands on the Verizon iPhone at yesterday's press event, several people have noted that it seems unaffected by the "death grip" phenomena that troubled iPhone 4 users last year. First up, Ars Technica's Chris Foresman noted that gripping the phone by its edges did not cause any...

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Simultaneous voice and data: there was an ad for that

Who remembers the great carrier wars of 2009? Yes, back before Apple and Verizon became best buddies who worked together for years to create the ideal iPhone experience for VZW customers, Verizon was aiming for the jugular with the "There's a Map For That" and "Misfit Toys" ads poo-poohing...

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Verizon iPhone: Hardware is still the iPhone 4

Sure, it would have been more exciting if Verizon launched its version of the iPhone with an incremented version number and splashy new hardware capabilites -- LTE! Super-Retina display! Downward-facing camera! -- but as expected, the new beastie is essentially the same as the existing iPhone 4...

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Verizon confirms the iPhone with personal hotspot

Verizon announced the CDMA iPhone today and put some pressure on AT&T by offering the smartphone with a personal hotspot feature (like the MiFi, but built-in) that supports up to 5 devices. Pricing for the mobile hotspot was not announced, but select Android smartphones include this feature...

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AT&T warns Verizon iPhone users of "life in the slow lane"

The opening salvo in the upcoming war of words between wireless carriers AT&T and Verizon has been fired. After Business Insider published a report about Verizon planning to offer unlimited data plans for their soon-to-be-announced iPhone, the head of PR at arch-rival AT&T couldn't help but...

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iPhone 5 parts caught on video?

Via Boy Genius Report, we've seen a video from a company called GlobalDirectParts which claims to show parts from the next-generation iPhone, or iPhone 5. The company's video shows several differences between the metal case of the current iPhone and the purported next-gen model. Most notably, the...

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Apple looking to hire CDMA-knowledgeable staff

A recent job posting on Apple's corporate job board loosely suggests Apple may be testing a CDMA iPhone. The posting for a Cellular Systems Performance Engineer went live December 9th and requires an individual knowledgeable in cellular technology, including standard GSM protocols (GSM, GPRS, EDGE,...

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Analyst says Apple is working on thinner CDMA-GSM iPad

With speculation about suppliers for the 2nd generation iPad already flying about, we're also hearing that Apple is working on creating a "World iPad" that would contain both GSM and CDMA capabilities making it compatible with phone carriers around the world. According to All Things Digital, analyst...

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Rumor: Verizon Wireless on a pre-iPhone hiring spree

As 2010 comes to a close, Verizon Wireless is rumored to be on a hiring spree prior to carrying the iPhone. CNET reports that the company is hiring "hundreds" of call center personnel, who will be trained to handle support calls for "personal computers and portable devices like MP3 players and...

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