Techcrunch reported earlier that some developers have found evidence that Apple is testing its iPhone 5 against App Store apps.
The logs by the developers seem to prove that Apple is making sure that the iPhone 5 will be a Dual-Mode phone, capable of running on all carriers.
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.
Actually, the claim comes as no surprise, seeing as the Verizon iPhone 4 already has a chipset that can support both standards. In fact, Verizon’s CFO even stated that he believes the next iPhone to be a “global device”.
With a dual-capable iPhone, users won’t have to worry about their phone not working on a different carrier because of chipset requirements.
The move by Apple is a smart one, as with its continued expansion throughout carriers, it wan’ts to make sure that it’s phone is usable on every network.
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