CDMA iPhone Hits Final Field Testing Stage, iPhone 5 Hits ‘Engineering Verification Test’ Stage?

News | Wednesday October 13 2010 7:41 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

As for the iPhone 3,2 moniker, you might want to recall that the first generation iPhone was internally known as the “iPhone 1,1″, the 3G was known as “iPhone 1,2″, the iPhone 3GS was “iPhone 2,1″ and the latest iPhone 4 is internally known as “iPhone 3,1″ – which is why it it is quite clear that iPhone 3,2 is undoubtedly a new iPhone model, probably a variation of iPhone 4.
Prototypes that have reached the AP stage come with the final hardware and software that you later see in the commercial versions – except for some minor changes.
The iPhone 3,2 model will apparently come with a SIM card slot just like the GSM iPhone 4 that is available currently.
This is interesting for a multitude of reasons, and presents several different scenarios:
The iPhone 3,2 could be the mythical CDMA + GSM/HSPA device that would support Verizon, AT&T, and the other current worldwide iPhone 4 carriers frequencies. The mid-cycle refresh would bring an updated antenna design for the current iPhone 4 and bring CDMA-compatibility; essentially, Verizon Wireless subscribers would have the same device as AT&T subscribers.
The iPhone 3,2 could be a CDMA-capable iPhone that houses a SIM card for global roaming capabilities; though that certainly seems more complicated than just having one single glove that would fit both hands.
One last possibility that the iPhone model 3,2 would simply be a slightly different design that doesn’t suffer from the same antenna attenuation as the current model; though that would be a little disappointing.
(probably stating the obvious) and it has reportedly reached the “EVT” stage in its development cycle. EVT means the Engineering Verification Test stage, which is followed by DVT (Design Verification Test) stage.
While there is a long way to go before iPhone 5 is launched, we would love to know what's on your wish list?

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