There’s a lot of rumors and even fake “leaks” of both iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S devices which are supposed to be due sometime this October. This rumor is far from new dating back to the iPhone 4 release date. TechCrunch reports iPhone 5 dual mode is showing up in logs:
“The logs show that the app has been briefly tested by a handful of people using what is almost certainly an iPhone 5, evidently running iOS 5, sporting two distinct sets of mobile network codes (MNC) / mobile country codes (MCC). Those codes can be used to uniquely identify mobile carriers. ”
” Sure enough, some registrations for the app – which the developer also asked not to be named – were logged from a new Apple device, using the MNC/MCC codes from both Verizon and AT&T.”
The image above per Macrumors is the Qualcomm “world-mode” MDM6600 which you can already find in the CDMA iPhone 4 and iPad 2. The chip can support both modes as is, so it’s really up to Apple whether they’ll activate both modes for iPhone 5 or go with a whole new chip altogether.
It’s good to note that Verizon’s CFO believes the next gen iPhone will be a global device. Put two and two together, and ladies and gentlemen, we may actually get a dual mode iPhone 5!