iPhone 5 Rumor: Dual Mode Device, Release Date Still Debated

Chris CrumIT Management

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Another day, another iPhone 5 rumor. I wish this thing would just come out already.

Today's nugget suggests that the device will support multiple networks: CDMA (Code division multiple access) and GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications). In other words, the device will be dual-mode.

TechCrunch writer Robin Wauters says he was "approached by a developer of some of the most popular apps on the iOS platform," and that "according to this person, and app usage logs" he was sent, "a tiny number of people have recently registered for one of their applications from a single, brand new Apple device that is decidedly dual-mode – meaning it supports both CDMA and GSM."

Wauters says the logs show that the app has been tested by a few people using what is "almost certainly an iPhone 5".

This isn't the first time rumors have circulated about the iPhone 5 being dual mode, but you can add it to the "more evidence" pile.

In other iPhone 5 rumors, some alleged iPhone 5 part photos have been leaked. Go here to see the alleged pics of the battery, a camera lens and audio jack cable.

In terms of release dates, there have been conflicting rumors placing it in late September to early October. One rumor has had it nailed down to October 7, specifically, but alas, these are just rumors.

As long as we're on the topic, rumors have also surfaced (or is that resurfaced?) about a cheaper iPhone 4 launching alongside the iPhone 5.

Chris Crum
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