Apple Looking To Hire More CDMA Engineers
A new Apple job posting, showing that the company is looking for more engineers with CDMA experience is just the latest bit of evidence that Apple is hard at work on an iPhone compatible with Verizon’s network. Te Cellular Systems Performance Engineer will need to be proficient in GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, and CDMA technologies. All but the last protocol are currently supports in the iPhone 4s. Verizon’s network uses CDMA rather than the GSM standard used by AT&T.
Apple has been adding CDMA engineers to their development staff since at least 2008; job listings two years ago showed proof of Apple seeking CDMA testing and certification engineers. The pace of hiring has intensified lately however. This is something anyone can see if you search for CDMA on Apple’s job site, there seem to be a number of positions open calling for familiarity with the protocol. The rumor of the Verizon iPhone has been bouncing around almost as long as there’s been an iPhone. Shaw Wu, a Kaufman Bros. analyst recently said that Verizon is so eager to get the iPhone that they’re giving in to more Apple demands, kicking in a subsidy of as much as $400 per phone.
[Source: Cult of Mac]
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