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- Jun 15, 2010
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Info is going around about the Verizon iPhone coming next month(January). Although this is still considered a rumor, MacDailyNews posted a story talking about how Verizon is having meetings, getting ready for the launch of the Verizon iPhone, as well as talk of an after Christmas announcement.
When this will take place after Christmas? Only the higher ups know for now. As for us, we wait and see if a Verizon iPhone will be with us in the very near future.
As for the details, it will most likely be an iPhone 4 with LTE capabilities. It is a little too soon for the iPhone 5 to come out, we haven't even gotten past the launch of the iPad 2. We might see some hardware improvement, but we might not as well, time will tell.
If Verizon goes through with this, I bet you it will be white(why waste parts?).
Verizon held management training for iPhone sales last week
Verizon had functioning iPhones (LTE-capable) in management hands for the training sessions
Formal announcement coming right "after christmas", was
The formal announcement of the iPhones Verizon debut is coming right after Christmas; "Apparently ATT's final demand so as to maximize ATT's Christmas iPhone sales"
The Verizon iPhone will be immediately available upon formal announcement
Device has been "100% cooked for quite a while" and already shipping in bulk to Verizon warehouses
The Verizon iPhone is not being shipped to any 3rd-party retailers in an effort to control leaks
Verizon agreed to take 100% responsibility for security, so all the devices will be in their hands until the official announcement date, and they will then distribute thru channels in massive manner (hence early stockpiling)
The new iPhone is an LTE device and that fact - the only "LTE iPhone," exclusive to Verizon - will be the main marketing theme; i.e. "For the new '4G' (cough) verizon network" that Verizon has already started promoting
As rollout of LTE not actually widepsread, Verizon iPhone will have multi-band chip backward compatibility with regular CDMA
iPhone 5 was planned to debut in summer as LTE-only, for all contracted carriers, but the clock is ticking and nobody thinks either Verizon or AT&T can get to critical mass to offer an LTE-only version
Steve Jobs is said to be upset that carriers cannot seem to get their LTE act together more quickly
Apple is "helping" U.S. carriers (money?) to build out LTE more quickly