One of the big letdowns of the iPhone when it finally made its CDMA debut on Verizon was that the phone couldn’t do simultaneous voice and data, unless you were pulling that data over a WiFi network. That wasn’t really Apple’s fault, but it sure gave AT&T some ammunition to use in its own iPhone advertising campaigns. Now that the iPhone 5 is bringing LTE support to the platform, those old CDMA limitations should be going out the window, right? Don’t count on it.
BGR managed to get confirmation from Verizon that the iPhone 5 won’t be any different in this regard than the iPhone 4S; that is, no simultaneous voice and data while on a purely-cellular connection.
It’s not immediately clear why this restriction is in place, as it doesn’t seem to be a technical limitation shared by Android smartphones on Verizon LTE. We also haven’t heard what the situation might be over at Sprint, but after getting this news we’re quite curious to hear what it has to say, as well.