AT&T losing the iPhone exclusivity and Verizon getting the iPhone has been one of the most talked about rumors over the past year or so, yet the news remained nothing but a mere rumor. Finally we have some sort of confirmation about Apple planning for CDMA iPhones sooner than later.
Steve Cheney argues that, unlike the previous Verizon iPhone rumors, we have some amount of truth this time around. Here is why-
Smartphones like the iPhone are built from a collection of components, which are sourced individually from suppliers—e.g. the iPhone 4’s cellular baseband comes from Infineon and its GPS chipset from Broadcom
Steve says that sources closed to him who has the complete knowledge of this situation have assured him that Apple has submitted orders for millions of units of Qualcomm CDMA chipsets for a Verizon iPhone run due in December.
Tracking the supply chains of individual components does yield a near-foolproof confirmation about a new product like CDMA iPhone 4. May be users in US can actually get rid off AT&T’s crappy network and hop over to Verizon at the start of new year!