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October 10, 2013


The problem with SVLTE is it requires two radios, one stays on LTE for data and another on CDMA for voice. It's actually a "hack" to support voice until the _carriers_ (not Apple) have their networks ready for real Voice over LTE, since it requires more advanced VoIP tech (to send voice and data over the same LTE channel, as it should be).

It might happen next year, maybe, if carriers get their collective heads out of their behinds.

For obvious battery consumption and size reasons Apple isn't interested in putting and operating two radios on the iPhone.

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