CDMA iPhone With Qualcomm Chips to be Launched Later This Year

There have been some speculation and conflicting reports regarding what next generation of iPhone will offer. The UBS Investment Research analyst Maynard Um has quoted that CDMA version of the iPhone is coming, but Apple won’t be partnering with Verizon.


The above statement has been, differed by Northeast Securities, saying that iPhone 4G is in process and has been sent to Verizon. However, he claimed and confirmed that Apple has a new partner “Qualcomm” which has replaced Infineon, a chip maker company. These reports have been confirmed through other concerned manufacturers and suppliers.

If these statements re believed to be true then it will be a great start for Qualcomm in the New Year. Qualcomm is also a supplier for Google; it supplies Snapdragon processor chips to Google/HTC for Nexus One. Now Apple joining hands with Qualcomm, is will significantly affect the market dynamics in the specific industry.


It has also been quoted that Qualcomm will be supplying their 3G wireless technology chip to Apple for EV-DO. This decision came when the entire supplier including Qualcomm were unable to deliver on a chip that would support both GSM and CDMA. By this, it can be concluded that there will be two different models for GSM and CDMA customers in the next generation of iPhone.

Like always Apple has refused to give any statement to confirm this news. Let us know what do you think, whether it is feasible for Apple to bring CDMA version of the iPhone in market?

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