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Verizon iPhone Vs CDMA iPhone: Differences Explained

While it is fair to say that the Verizon iPhone rumor bandwagon has well and truly kickstarted again, consumers shouldn’t get too confused with the terms ‘Verizon iPhone’ and ‘CDMA iPhone’ – as they are not completely the same thing.

Over at PCMag, their detailed article points out the fact that CDMA doesn’t just belong to Verizon. Maybe consumers automatically associate CDMA iPhone as a Verizon iPhone, but the CDMA term isn’t just tied down to one carrier.

For example, Sprint also use a form of CDMA for their network, while CDMA is also very popular in India and Japan. If Apple are really planning to release a CDMA iPhone in January, then it could be for another network, not necessarily Verizon Wireless.

Of course, we would all like it to be Verizon, but we feel that you should be aware of this for future reference. It still could happen though, we just need Apple and Verizon to reach an agreement on the iPhone, our earlier report here has more details on this.

Did you know that CDMA also belonged to Sprint or not?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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