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Wednesday, Sep 12
2012, 6:56 PM
Every iPhone 5 unit may look the same, but Apple (AAPL) is actually producing 3 different...
Every iPhone 5 unit may look the same, but Apple (AAPL) is actually producing 3 different models, so as to address the 7 4G LTE frequency bands being used globally. AT&T will sell a North American GSM model, Verizon and Sprint will sell a CDMA model, and foreign carriers will sell an international GSM model. Selling different models should lower Apple's component costs a bit, and is a slight negative for top RF component supplier Skyworks (SWKS -1.4%). (more on iPhone 5)