iPhone 4 (CDMA)

On January 11, 2011, Verizon announced that it had reached an agreement with Apple and would soon be offering the iPhone 4 to its customers. Prior to this, the iPhone had been an AT&T Wireless exclusive in the United States.

iPhone 4The new version of the iPhone 4 was CDMA only, where all previous versions had been GSM only. The United States was unique in the world in having more people on CDMA networks than on GSM. In the rest of the world, GSM dominated.

This was the only time in the history of the iPhone that Apple produced the same model with separate versions for the two most popular protocols in the wireless world.

New with the Verizon iPhone was a personal hotspot feature that let you share your iPhone’s 3G data connection with other devices. Unfortunately, Verizon’s 3G data network, based on older technology, generally provided less than half the speed of AT&T’s GSM network at the time.

When the iPhone 4 went on sale through Verizon, it set a recond for first-day sales of a single model.

The GSM and CDMA versions of the iPhone 4 had different but parallel versions of iOS 4. From iOS 5 forward, there was a single unified version of iOS.

The iPhone 4S replaced the iPhone 4 as Apple’s top-end smartphone in October 2011. The 8 GB version remained in production until September 2013.

Hardware Overview


  • Announced: 2011.02.03, available 2011.02.10 at $199 (16 GB) and $299 (32 GB) with a two-year Verizon Wireless contract, $599 and $699 respectively without contract. 8 GB model added 2011.10 with introduction of iPhone 4S, originally $99 with two-year contract, dropped to free with contract in September 2012.
  • Included accessories: earbuds, USB 2.0 30-pin dock cable
  • Code names: N92
  • Identifier: iPhone3,3
  • Model number: A1349
  • Product numbers: MC676 (16 GB black), MC677 (16 GB white), MC678 (32 GB black), MC679 (32 GB white)


  • CPU: 1 GHz Apple A4 clocked at 800 MHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Architecture: 32-bit
  • Graphics engine: PowerVR SGX535
  • Display: 3.5″ 640 x 960 pixel 24-bit multitouch screen @ 326 ppi
  • Cameras
    • rear: 5.0 MP autofocus with LED flash, 720p video
    • front: 640 x 480 FaceTime camera
  • Sensors: proximity, ambient light, 3-axis gyroscope, accelerometer, assisted GPS, compass, Nike+iPod


  • Geekbench, single core: 207
  • Geekbench, multicore: 207


  • I/O port: 30-pin dock connector
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • Networks:
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data: app. 1 Mbps downloads
  • GPS: Infineon PMB2525 assisted by EDGE, 3G, and WiFi


  • Battery: 1420 mAh lithium ion
  • Charge time: about 4 hours (2 hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
  • Battery life:
    • Talk: up to 7 hours on 3G, 14 hours on 2G
    • Standby: up to 300 hours
    • Internet: up to 6 hours on 3G, 10 hours on WiFi
    • Video: up to 10 hours
    • Audio: up to 40 hours


  • Original OS: iOS 4.2.5
  • Maximum OS: iPhone OS 7.1.2
  • iTunes Versions: iTunes 10.1 and later.
  • Mac OS Required: OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Windows Versions Supported: 7, Vista, XP Home or Professional SP 3 or later

Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions: 4.5″ x 2.31″ x 0.31″ (115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm)
  • Weight: 4.8 oz. (137 g)

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