Feeds

Alternative iPhone 4 nears end of test phase, claims insider

iPhone 5 some way behind CMDA-compatible model

Build a business case: developing custom apps

A new iPhone 4 variant has entered its final testing stage before release, it has been claimed.

The handset is coded by Apple as the "iPhone3,2", a "solid" mole has told website BGR. The current iPhone 4 is "3,1".

It's being widely assumed that the 3,2 is the rumoured CDMA-compatible handset being developed for US network Verizon and, presumably, for other networks around the world that likewise haven't adopted the GSM standard.

BGR also suggests that it might be an iPhone 4 that supports CDMA and GSM/HSDPA 3G, allowing Apple to continue to produce one handset but one it could sell to any carrier, or any consumer in any country.

A third possibility is that it's a GSM iPhone 4 that's been tweaked to minimise the antennagate signal strength reduction, but we'd suggest that Apple's success at weathering that particular storm means that any such tweaks will be reserved for the iPhone 5 - which is also in testing, but at an earlier stage than this one, the BGR mole maintains.

Doing a universal iPhone 4 that can roam anywhere seems to us more the kind of notion that would appeal to Apple. If such a design happends to fix the reception issues, so much the better, but best not mention the war, eh? ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away
Brit buyers still not falling for Windows' charms
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.