Codebreaker

Will iPhone customers have a new carrier to curse in vain?

John Moe Aug 9, 2010

MAYBE.

Verizon – iPhone rumors are heating up as they seem to do on every day ending with a y. Tech Crunch is reporting that Apple has ordered a huge number of CDMA chip sets from Qualcomm. Qualcomm is the leading supplier of CDMA and Apple has never ordered from them before. CDMA is at the heart of Verizon phones but NOT AT&T phones. Because there is some scarcity of materials for CDMA, the sets would have to be ordered pretty far in advance of when they would be needed. Tech Crunch extrapolates that this points to a January Verizon launch.  Meanwhile, AT&T is talking in an SEC filing about what happens when exclusivity deals end. 

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