Originally Posted by thataveragejoe
Every single one does. I'm not buying this story. In fact some devices like the Galaxy S3 even support simultaneous voice and data over 3G CDMA. if true,this is a huge miss on Apple's part.
They (Verizon) have phones that do work this way but it's because the manufactures saved them by adding the xtra antenna.
Now it would be nice but I can see why apple didn't do this.
If I am not mistaken this a really only a CDMA network thing that is pretty much something most of the world doesn't use.
Apple decided against adding an xtra antenna to fix/mend the issue because ultimately LTE will evolve to allow data/talk, and it is mostly a Sprint Verizon issue.
Also they are trying to avoid lawsuit pitfalls from Samsung as they Have LTE patents.
Here's a good article on it
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/iphone-5-calls-data/Also I'm sure the design would've been comprised by something that isn't their issue to begin with... so to speak.
Apple bet on the networks future as oppose to fixing what's broken now with Sprint and Verizon networks
Think of it this way, if Apple makes a mountain bike to be
versatile enough to ride in the city or in the woods, but, there Is
are a certain group of people who want to ride in the woods yet
only have the skills to ride on paved roads, then should Apple
Pave a road for them in the woods to "jerry rig" the experience?
Naturally those people should just learn on their own to ride in the
woods as its their limitation and should be fixed on their side of the
So I can understand this, although it is a very complicated issue.
I have AT&T so it's a non issue for me, but I feel the pain of others on this.
It was apples choice. Also I don't think I'd want the phones design and thinness changed across the board just to fix a mess with CDMA.
But I haven't held it yet so I will resever my judgment until that happens.
From what I hear it feels awesome in hand.