While explaining growth numbers with analysts on a conference call for Q1 results, Verizon Wireless’ CFO Fran Shammo may have revealed the exact network identity of Apple’s next iPhone, the iPhone 5. According to his statements, it appears that the iPhone 5 will be a “global device”, meaning a global phone capable of utilizing other networks – GSM, CDMA, and whatever else is being used around the world. Here is exactly what he had to say on the conference call:
The fluctuation, I believe, will come when a new device from Apple is launched, whenever that may be, and that we will be, on the first time, on equal footing with our competitors on a new phone hitting the market, which will also be a global device. So I think there will be some fluctuations when that happens, but we don’t anticipate any fluctuation in the second quarter.
This really sounds interesting to say the least, though it could just be a CFO rambling about the far future. We already know that AT&T’s GSM network is “world” capable. For Verizon, it could possibly mean LTE. For that matter, it could possible mean LTE for both carriers, depending on when the device is launched. I just hope that we aren’t bothering ourselves with iPhone 6, 7, 8, and so on specifications. That said, what are you hoping for in the next iPhone? Hit up the comments and let us know!