iPhone 5 to Feature Qualcomm Chip, Verizon iPhone Seems More Probable Now

September 14, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Apple’s iPhone 5, which is likely to be launched next summer, will come equipped with a Qualcomm chip, according to a new report. Meanwhile, more rumors are spreading about the possibility of a Verizon iPhone.

Apple has utilized Infineon chipsets in all its iPhone models as well as the current iPad. But a new report from Commercial Times suggests that Apple will be dropping Infineon and using Qualcomm chips for the 5th generation iPhone. It was also reported that Apple’s work with Qualcomm on a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 resulted in choosing the company to be the sole baseband supplier for iPhone 5.

Last year Qualcomm announced a chipset which could connect to LTE, CDMA/EV-DO and GSM/UMTS wireless networks. This chip would enable Apple to make a single iPhone that could work well on virtually any network.

If the current report is true, we might be seeing a Verizon iPhone in the near future like all the rumors have been claiming. A Sprint iPhone could also be in the works. Since Verizon’s network is CDMA only, Apple needs a CDMA manufacturer like Qualcomm (who invented CDMA) if it ever hopes to make a Verizon iPhone.

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