As they’re wont to do, iFixit has torn apart the new Verizon iPhone, discovering little of note except for the Qualcomm MDM6600 chip inside. That chipset supports both GSM and CDMA transmission (and it’s the one that you’ll find inside a Droid Pro world phone.) So why isn’t Verizon’s a dual mode Super-iPhone?
iFixit notes that it might’ve been “easier to design antennas for a CDMA-only phone – this phone supports two cellular frequency bands, while Apple supports five bands in the GSM version”, but the chip suggests that the next iPhone could actually do double duty. [iFixit and 9to5Mac]