Qualcomm Baseband Evidence for iPhone and iPad Found by Hacker

Jan 21, 2011
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Qualcomm Baseband Evidence for iPhone and iPad Found by Hacker

Evidence pointing toward an upcoming Qualcomm cellular baseband inside the code for Apple's iTunes software has been found by a hacker by the name of Zibri. This evidence, if proven real, could mean incorporation of Qualcomm's baseband into the next generation of Apple mobile devices such as iPad 2 and iPhone 5. Zibri claims the code he's presented is a "definitive answer" to rumors that Qualcomm would be the baseband provider for iPhone 5, this also lending water to the idea that the company is already providing radios for the Verizon CDMA iPhone 4.

Specifically, Zibri mentions the files "partition.mbn" and "AMSS.MBN," both of which he's located in the hacked iTunes code, both of which he says mean "only one thing: QUALCOMM. Those files are the building blocks of any Qualcomm baseband." The version Zibri is hunting through is the same version that's currently in the homes of computer owners the world over, pointing toward the idea that the devices on which this possible baseband is being used are already going through the testing process.

Take a peek back at the post by the title Apple "A8" processor & Qualcomm baseband for iPhone 5? This post was made on the 14th of this month, and was sourced back to Apple Daily. Once we get several sources from seemingly completely different directions coming together to say the same thing, things start adding up. Perhaps Qualcomm it is?

[Via Apple Insider]


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