Apple’s iPhone 5-First Dual SIM CDMA/GSM World Phone! iOS Developer Confirms

By on August 23, 2011


It has been much rumored earlier by various tech sites citing many reliable sources that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 might be a world phone having Dual SIM functionality for both CDMA  (Verizon or Sprint-USA) & GSM (AT&T and T-Mobile-USA) versions. Here comes a new report by Tech Crunch describing; it has been confirmed by a developer of many popular iOS apps that the next generation iPhone 5 would really be a Dual SIM CDMA/GSM World Phone.

According to this person, and app usage logs I was sent, a tiny number of people have recently registered for one of their applications from a single, brand new Apple device that is decidedly dual-mode – meaning it supports both CDMA and GSM.

The logs show that the app has been briefly tested by a handful of people using what is almost certainly an iPhone 5, evidently running iOS 5, sporting two distinct sets of mobile network codes (MNC) / mobile country codes (MCC). Those codes can be used to uniquely identify mobile carriers.

Sure enough, some registrations for the app – which the developer also asked not to be named – were logged from a new Apple device, using the MNC/MCC codes from both Verizon and AT&T.

Worthy enough, Apple introduced first GSM phone on June 29, 2007 exclusively having AT&T network in the United States. Lately, this year on February 10, 2011, a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 on Verizon network was released by Apple.

The recent move by Apple is to accommodate both networks in next iPhone 5 having support for both CDMA and GSM in a single device duly makes it the first World Phone or Global Phone as you like to name it.

“iPhone 5 World iPhone” is actually a great news for  the consumers living in the countries where certain carriers use only CDMA (the U.S., India, Japan, Argentina, Brazil and more). Also, the travelers visiting abroad with a phone that supports both GSM and CDMA would be a great gift from Apple freeing them from many headaches which they had to face previously in the presence of only CDMA iPhone. Now users will be able to roam between both networks seamlessly with a dual-mode iPhone 5,.

The site reports that according to them the next iPhone 5 might not be a device with 4G LTE functionality, yet the site didn’t completely rule out the possibility of a 4G LTE iPhone 5.

The next generation iPhone 5 is expected to be launched in September/October along with Apple’s new iOS 5 Operating System including a number of new thrilling features for us.

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