The Verge is reporting that the iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data for Verizon or Sprint. A Verizon representative informed them that, “[t]he iPhone 5 was designed to allow customers to place a voice call on the Verizon Wireless network, while letting customers access the Internet over the WiFi.” Sprint hasn’t commented on the matter just yet, but it is safe to assume that if Verizon doesn’t support SVDO on the iPhone 5, then neither will Sprint.
What this basically means is that the iPhone 5 will not be capable of surfing the internet on 3G data while talking on the phone. Sprint did confirm that the iPhone 5 does not support their new 1x Advanced network and will not be able to take advantage of the HD Voice capabilities that comes along with it.
Rather disappointing to hear about this for the CDMA carriers. Apple is truly behind on technology when it comes to their products. Not only did they forget the NFC chip, but the lack of SVDO and HD Voice hurts the phone even more. Does this change whether or not you will be getting the new iPhone, or does it not really bother you? Tell us in the comments below!