Since the iPad 2 is out, the rumor mill has now shifted to another much awaited device, the iPhone 5. Based on the reports by a Chinese parts reseller, iDealsChina, iPhone 5 will feature 2 SIM card slots along with dual phone lines. The report is confusing in nature since it is speculated that iPhone 5 will include Qualcomm Gobi cellular/data chipset which helps support both GSM and CDMA connections in the same phone. It is more than a speculation though since Verizon iPhone 4 already includes that chip while it doesn’t have a SIM card slot. May be this is what the folks at iDealsChina meant by dual SIM card slots? Now the new iPhone can not have dual SIM capability along with CDMA support, can it? Probably not.
The report further adds the phone will support dual phone lines which means if the inclusion of Qualcomm’s chipset that supports GSM and CDMA connections in the same device is true, you can probably use both the connections at the same time too, hence dual phone line support.
This may mean you can use both AT&T and Verizon at the same time. AT&T is known to provide better data packages while Verizon is known to provide better calls and coverage.
In my opinion, Apple’s new iPhone is more likely to come up with GSM and CDMA connections in the same device with dual phone lines. What do you guys think?
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