Verizon iPhone: Apple Hiring Network Engineers

We all know that sooner or later AT&T is going to say goodbye to their exclusivity of the Apple iPhone, and we also know that sooner or later Apple will deliver on the much awaited Verizon iPhone, and today there may just be a little confirmation of the Verizon iPhone becoming more of a reality than a myth.

According to an article over on the Boy Genius Report by Zach Epstein, Forbes has done a bit of snooping through the Apple jobs listing page and has come across a listing for Cellular Systems Performance Engineers and stipulates that candidates should be familiar with mobile technologies, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, and CDMA.

Now as Apple doesn’t currently use CDMA is their iPhone handsets, why would Apple need engineers with knowledge of that tech? Perhaps because Verizon uses CDMA, which could mean Apple is looking to hire engineers to work on the Verizon iPhone.

Of course this could be completely wrong and Apple is just looking for engineers that have knowledge of all mobile networks, and of course neither Apple nor Verizon has actually come right out and said the Verizon iPhone will arrive, but popular rumour is that the CDMA iPhone may surface early next year.

So what do our reader’s think, could this be yet another sign that AT&T’s stranglehold on the iPhone is coming to a well deserved end and that the Big Red will indeed see a CDMA version of the iconic iPhone in the not too distant future?

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