Purchasers of Apple's new smartphone who go with Verizon and Sprint will find themselves without that particular multitasking feature, The Verge reported Thursday.
The tech site reported a Verizon representative had confirmed the fact, and the Los Angeles Times reported receiving confirmation from Sprint spokeswoman Heather Wong.
However, Wong said, while the Sprint version of the iPhone 5 can't make calls and connect to the Internet at the same time over LTE, people can talk and use the Internet simultaneously if connected over WiFi.
AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have begun taking orders for the iPhone 5, which is to be released Sept. 21.
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