Verizon CFO Financial Officer Fran Shammo said Apple’s iPhone 5 will be a global phone, during Verizon’s earning call today. A global phone is a phone capable of connecting to both GSM and CDMA networks worldwide.
The fluctuation, I believe, will come when a new device from Apple is launched, whenever that may be, and that we will be, on the first time, on equal footing with our competitors on a new phone hitting the market, which will also be a global device.
It’s been long rumored that the iPhone 5 will carry a Qualcomm chip, the same chip found in Verizon iPhone 4 and the CDMA iPad 2. This chip is capable of connecting to both CDMA and GSM networks. This means an iPhone 5 bought from AT&T may also work on Verizon’s network and vice versa.
Apple is rumored to start iPhone 5 production in July which will be hitting shelves in September. The iPhone 5 is rumored to look similar to the iPhone 4, will sport an A5 dual-core processor and a 64GB model. [9to5mac]