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[Breaking News] Apple moving to Qualcomm for iPad 2 and iPhone 5

Leaked news on the iPad 2 and the iPhone 5 has revealed that Apple might bemoving to a new wireless chipset supplier.

An anonymous but “reliable” source is quoted by Engadget today saying that Apple is going to ditch the current Infineon chipsets used in both devices and move to Qualcomm instead. The report seems entirely plausible.

Verizon already confirmed that it will have an iPad that runs on its network. Most likely for its CMDA network, and not LTE. Currently, iPad models only work on GSM networks (Hence, the Verizon MiFi coming with the iPad). Apple probably doest want to make two different iPads in the same way that it’s currently making two models of iPhone (one GSM, one CDMA). So switching to a chipset that allows the device to connect to both networks would be the best option. Qualcomm has that, or will very very soon.

A long lived rumor that Apple would eventually start shipping a dual-mode iPhone. An iPhone 5 that would work on GSM and CDMA networks. Doing so with a new iPad makes a lot of sense.

Engadget also notes that while the next iPad won’t have a USB port, it will have an SD card slot, and has some images of what it would look like. 

Via: Engadget 

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Leaked news on the iPad 2 and the iPhone 5 has revealed that Apple might bemoving to a new wireless chipset supplier.

An anonymous but “reliable” source is quoted by Engadget today saying that Apple is going to ditch the current Infineon chipsets used in both devices and move to Qualcomm instead. The report seems entirely plausible.

Verizon already confirmed that it will have an iPad that runs on its network. Most likely for its CMDA network, and not LTE. Currently, iPad models only work on GSM networks (Hence, the Verizon MiFi coming with the iPad). Apple probably doest want to make two different iPads in the same way that it’s currently making two models of iPhone (one GSM, one CDMA). So switching to a chipset that allows the device to connect to both networks would be the best option. Qualcomm has that, or will very very soon.

A long lived rumor that Apple would eventually start shipping a dual-mode iPhone. An iPhone 5 that would work on GSM and CDMA networks. Doing so with a new iPad makes a lot of sense.

Engadget also notes that while the next iPad won’t have a USB port, it will have an SD card slot, and has some images of what it would look like. 

Via: Engadget