Verizon iPhone 4 Uses a World Chip, May Become Compatible With All Carriers
The Verizon iPhone 4 is now arriving for those who pre-ordered. That’s right people can now use their iPhone as a phone. iFixit and 9to5mac went straight to work ripping the thing apart, looking for differences between the two iPhones.
The teardowns reveal that the Verizon iPhone 4 uses a Qualcomm MDM6600 chip, which supports both GSM and CDMA. For those who don’t know, GSM and CDMA are the two most commonly used cell phone technologies in the world. In the US, GSM is used by AT&T and T-Mobile, CDMA is used by Verizon and Sprint.
Since the Qualcomm MDM6600 is compatible with both technologies, future iPhones could easily be engineered to work with most carriers worldwide. This is huge! I’m sure this is gonna provoke some next level jailbreaking!