Italian hacker Zibri went digging through iTunes and turned up some more hints that Apple just might be going with Qualcomm's hybrid GSM/CDMA hybrid chipset for iPhone 5.
In the picture above you see a "chunk" of code from the latest iTunes. Maybe, for the most of you, names like "partition.mbn" or "AMSS.MBN" means little or nothing. For me and a few others that means only one thing: QUALCOMM. Those files are the building blocks of any Qualcomm baseband.
So I can tell you that the next wave of iProducts will be using a QUALCOMM baseband. Which one I don't know... maybe the iPad2, maybe the iPhone5 most probably all of them.
Our buddy Mickey Papillon broke news of the Qualcomm chipsets back at CES 2010 so it'll be interesting to see if Apple finally pulls the trigger on them. It will be especially interesting to see if that means iPad 2 and iPhone 5 will be a dual-network releases, AT&T and Verizon in 2011?