Hacker Decompiles iTunes And Finds Qualcomm baseband For Apple’s next iPhone, iPad

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Notorious Italian Hacker, Zibri, had published a section of code on his blog yesterday that hints as Qualcomm as the baseband provider for the next upcoming iPhone 5 or even possibly, the iPad 2. Zibri had gotten hold of the code by simply decompiling the latest version of iTunes.


This in-turn seems to be a positive answer to last week’s rumors regarding the Qualcomm chipsets. Earlier last year, Apple had been considering switching from Infineon chips to the much faster Qualcomm Chipsets which also offer combined CDMA+GSM solutions.

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According to Zibri, the files “partition.mbn” and “AMSS.MBN,” which were discovered in the iTunes code, mean “only one thing: QUALCOMM. Those files are the building blocks of any Qualcomm baseband,” the post noted.

“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. What is clear is that they are testing them using the same iTunes you have on your hard drives”.