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Difference Between AT&T GSM iPhone 4 and Verizon CDMA iPhone 4

January 11th, 2011

Difference Between AT&T GSM iPhone 4 and Verizon CDMA iPhone 4

Earlier today, Verizon announced the much awaited arrival of iPhone 4 on their CDMA network.

As you know by now, feature wise the new Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 is exactly the same iPhone 4 which was launched back in June on AT&T’s GSM network.

To make it work on a CDMA network, Apple naturally had to make some changes. These changes are very minor and very hard to spot at first, most of them were required to make the Apple iPhone 4 work on a CDMA network.

If you are a AT&T customer, and you are looking for a change, Engadget has a quick rundown of all the changes that you may need to know about such as: price, data plan, extra features (if any) and more.

Difference Between AT&T GSM iPhone 4 and Verizon CDMA iPhone 4

Good thing is that there’s no custom pre-loaded Verizon software (like VCAST or some such bloatware), just that mobile hotspot tweak in the settings menu.

There’s also no Verizon branding on the phone, though that’s hardly a surprise given Apple’s hatred of all logos that aren’t its own. The only real physical difference we can find are those tweaked CDMA-compatible antennas running around the edge — four in all, placed symmetrically and bumping down the volume / mute buttons.

Interestingly, the phone is running iOS version 4.2.5, so perhaps that mobile hotspot functionality will make its way over to other iPhones when they sync up on iOS updates.

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