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- Jun 18, 2010
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Forbes reports today about several job adverts posted by Apple looking for engineers who have experience working with the wireless technology used by Verizon, which would seem to be yet another indicator that Verizon will soon be getting the iPhone.
Currently, of course, the iPhone is only available on AT&T, which uses the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) protocol. Verizon, however, uses another standard, Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA). Therefore in order to have the iPhone run on Verizon, Apple needs to have engineers who can work with CDMA, and thats exactly what the adverts are calling for. Currently, Forbes notes, Apples iPhone engineering job adverts feature 10 postings for engineers with knowledge of CDMA.
Even more interestingly, the ads also say, experience with different carrier networks and infrastructure is a plus.
Of course it could all be a massive coincidence, but such adverts do make it seem increasingly likely that Verizon will be getting the iPhone.
Source: Forbes Apple Hiring iPhone Engineers Who Can Work With Verizons Network - Brian Caulfield - Shiny Objects - Forbes