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iOS 4 may have auto-activate code for CDMA iPhones

updated 01:50 pm EDT, Mon August 16, 2010

Apple hides code to treat CDMA iPhones differently

Plans for a CDMA iPhone and an EVDO iPad may be supported by code Apple has tucked into iOS 4, tips from within Apple may have shown. Code exists that will detect the devices running on the alternate networks and will auto-activate them without having to connect to iTunes. The code has always existed to help carriers test GSM models, BGR said, but has normally been pulled just before the gold release appears.

The approach might be somewhat necessary for CDMA and EVDO devices due to the nature of the technology. Without SIM cards, a phone usually needs to be fully activated rather than get a SIM after the fact.

Sources also corroborated reports of the CDMA iPhone's N92 codename and clarified that it's referred to internally as N92AP. The next generation iPod touch is believed to be N81AP. The EVDO iPad hasn't been given a name.

Unofficially, the CDMA version is believed to be shipping in January, but whether the iPad will join it at the same time isn't certain.



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  1. testudo

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    yep

    Because it certainly couldn't be due to someone leaving some testing code in the OS by mistake!

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