Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:00 AM
"iFixIt's latest illustrated hardware teardown dissects the new Verizon variant of the iPhone 4, and company CEO Kyle Wiens says the internals of this CDMA iPhone 4 are more interesting than he had expected. He says everyone knew the external appearance of the CDMA iPhone 4 was changed slightly, but he had no idea how many differences were to be uncovered inside, amounting to a substantial redesign, with differences more significant than, for example, those between the iPhone 3G and the 3GS."
One of those changes that surprised him was the type of chip used, the same Qualcomm MDM6600 chip that supports GSM and DCMA technology. Could this be what is going to be in the iPhone 5? Is Apple preparing a "world phone" for the masses? Baby steps I suppose and putting this in a Verizon only phone was a good test for the configuration I'm sure. I don't doubt that this is the where the iPhone is heading, I guess the only question is how long is it going to take to get there? What are your thoughts?