iPhone 5 Dual Mode Network: CDMA & GSM
The iPhone 5 speculation rolls on and on, and the latest rumour doing the rounds concerning the fifth generation iOS smartphone is that the iPhone 5 will come out to play packing both GSM and CDMA radios, something that has been kind of confirmed by Verizon.
According to an article over on Phbeta, during the Big Red’s earning call, Verizon’s CFO Fran Shammo stated that the next generation iPhone will support global roaming, which basically means the device should be able to play on CDMA and GSM networks.
Thus it would appear that the iPhone 5 could be a world phone although even though the Verizon CFO says so, nothing about the iPhone 5 is final until such times as Apple confirms, so again this should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Having said that, apparently Shammo did apparently leak info about the Apple iPad 2 on Verizon, so there could be some substance to this rumour. So I guess for now it’s once again a matter of waiting to find out for sure.
Having said that, wouldn’t it be nice for iPhone 5 users to be able to pick and choose which network they went with.