Dual-Mode iPhone 5 With Support for CDMA & GSM Networks Appears in App Developer Logs

Dual-Mode iPhone 5 With Support for CDMA & GSM Networks Appears in App Developer Logs

Since launching the CDMA iPhone for Verizon back in February, Apple has been producing two models of the iPhone 4: one for AT&T, and one for Verizon. A dual-mode iPhone 5 with support for both CDMA and GSM networks seems like a no-brainer next time around, then, and according to at least one iOS app developer, the device is all but confirmed by logs that show a dual-mode device in testing.

Unsurprisingly, this particular developer doesn’t want to be named, but according to TechCrunch, they have logs that show their app was tested by what looks to be a dual-mode iPhone 5:

The logs show that the app has been briefly tested by a handful of people using what is almost certainly an iPhone 5, evidently running iOS 5, sporting two distinct sets of mobile network codes (MNC) / mobile country codes (MCC). Those codes can be used to uniquely identify mobile carriers.

Sure enough, some registrations for the app – which the developer also asked not to be named – were logged from a new Apple device, using the MNC/MCC codes from both Verizon and AT&T.

Of course, the news isn’t all that surprising, having already been ‘confirmed’ by Verizon’s CFO back in May, but it’s certainly a little more reassuring to those hoping for a dual-band iPhone 5. It will mean that Apple can wave goodbye to producing two different models of the iPhone, simply to support two different carriers.

  • SarahAdam0101

    I just paíd $20.82 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/CentBid

  • lsl73
  • Tom Utley

    Does this mean no 4G?

  • SarahAdam0103

    I just paíd $20.82 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/CentBid

  • lals1414
  • firesign

    I actually hope not, at least not right now. I say that because the battery life on the 4G Android phones I’ve seen so far is abysmal. When they can get the battery up to something reasonable I’ll be all for it.

  • Cold_dead_fingers

    It means dual-mode 3G for Verizon and AT&T. Possibly Sprint.

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