Hacker Claims Apple May Use Qualcomm’s Chipsets In iPhone 5 And iPad 2

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iPhone Hacker and expert, Piergiorgio Zambrini (aka Zibri) who had developed ZiPhone, an extremely popular software method to jailbreak and unlock iPhone running iOS firmware 1.x  is making headlines again.

He claims that he has discovered references in the latest version of iTunes, which indicates that Apple plans to use wireless chipset manufacturer Qualcomm’s baseband for iPhone 5 and iPad 2.

Zibri writes on his blog:

Tired of all rumors and “undisclosed sources” of the last week roll of blog posts around the web, I decided to dig the matter to get a definitive answer.

In the picture above you see a “chunk” of code from the latest iTunes. Maybe, for the most of you, names like “partition.mbn” or “AMSS.MBN” means little or nothing. For me and a few others that means only one thing: QUALCOMM.

Those files are the building blocks of any Qualcomm baseband. So I can tell you that the next wave of iProducts will be using a QUALCOMM baseband. Which one I don’t know… maybe the iPad2, maybe the iPhone5 most probably all of them.

What is clear is that they are testing them using the same iTunes you have on your hard drives.

Zibri goes on to add that Apple may be planning to use Qualcomm’s baseband for the CDMA iPhone and iPad.

We’ve heard several rumors that have indicated that Apple may use the dual GSM/CDMA chipsets produced by Qualcomm in the next generation iPhone instead of the Infineon chipset used in the GSM iPhone 4. This will allow Apple to support dual-modes allowing for both Verizon and AT&T compatibility in the same iPhone model rather than producing two different models to support GSM and CDMA networks respectively.

It will be interesting to see if this turns out to be correct. We can’t wait to see the next generation iPad and iPhone? What about you?

[via Zibri’s blog]