- 08-20-2011, 10:24 PM #2
- 08-20-2011, 10:25 PM #3
- 08-21-2011, 12:11 AM #4
I remember a Verizon exec mentioning that the next iPhone would be a global phone. Here's the link if interested:
AppleInsider | Verizon exec suggests Apple's next iPhone will be a GSM-CDMA world phone
- 08-21-2011, 12:26 AM #5
But if they can do it, all iPhone(next) will have the same software level/version and the VZW whiners will finally have to stop complaining about not being treated the same as the GSM version users.
Last edited by Fausty82; 08-21-2011 at 12:28 AM.
- 08-21-2011, 10:13 AM #6
- 08-21-2011, 12:22 PM #7
If there was a hybrid version, I think Apple would save a lot of money in terms of manufacturing only one type of device, and not two; and the consumer would be happy since there will only be model which allows everyone to have the same update at the same time.
- 08-21-2011, 01:50 PM #8
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- 08-21-2011, 05:10 PM #10
Well I think there will be a hybrid gsm cdma because it would definitely save manufacturing costs. And the only reason they didn't have a hybrid with the iphone 4 is obviously because when the iphone 4 first came out it wasn't on verizon yet.
- 08-21-2011, 05:13 PM #11
- 09-10-2011, 03:02 PM #12
It would be nice to have a global iPhone instead of a crippled Verizon/Sprint versions, what good is a phone if you can't use it overseas. Given Apple's buying power they should be able to get the radio chip with CDMA/GSM in the Verizon/Sprint models and save enough cost that it doesn't cut into their profits. Of course there are still other parts of the world using CDMA as well so who knows. It would be beneficial though.
- 09-10-2011, 03:05 PM #13
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- 09-10-2011, 08:30 PM #17
- 09-10-2011, 08:42 PM #19
Other than the obvios talk and surf thing-
You cannot merge a call unless you are the original caller
Even when a call is merged, you cannot hang up on just one of the callers
3G is slower on Verizon
Verizon iPhone internet won't get any faster with any newer iPhone any time soon because 4G LTE won't be available on an iphone for the next couple of years at least. AT&T however, will not only still be faster than Verizon's 3G, but it will get even faster with 3G HSPA+
- 09-10-2011, 08:56 PM #21
- 09-10-2011, 09:59 PM #23
You are also right, about one thing though. Apple likes tiny incremental upgrades that is why this iPhone will get a camera upgrade and not much else. It will still sell like crazy but its still a joke of an upgrade. A real upgrade after 5 years would be more memory, bigger screen (say 3.7 or 3.8 inches) something more than a camera.
- 09-11-2011, 04:36 AM #24