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The iPhone 5 will have both GSM and CDMA capabilities, which means it will work on both AT&T and Verizon in the US, and on most any phone network globally, Robin Wauters at TechCrunch reports. An anonymous developer of a popular app showed him logs that showed a few users logging in from the app with an iPhone that supports both chips, presumably Apple employees testing the new device.
This makes a lot of sense: it took a lot of time for Apple to build a special CDMA iPhone for Verizon, and more generally it’s good for consumers to have a phone that works on all networks.
And it has to be quite the engineering feat to fit both chips in an already very miniature device like the iPhone.
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