Verizon iPhone in Q1 not a rumor any longer

Oct 07, 2010 by John Messina weblog

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today the Wall Street Journal changed a few things in its Verizon iPhone story from yesterday. Unnamed sources are now stating that Verizon Wireless will be selling a CDMA version of the Apple iPhone next year.

WSJ has stated that Apple's plans are to start mass production of the new CDMA version by the end of this year and making the phone available sometime in the first quarter of 2011. According to WSJ sources, the device will be built by Pegatron Technology Corp., a division of ASUSTeK in Taiwan.

It has also been stated in the WSJ article that Verizon has been meeting with and adding network capacity in preparation for the iPhone launch. At a press conference yesterday, Verizon Communications president Lowell McAdam had the following to say while referring to Apple: "At some point our business interests are going to align. I fully expect it, but I don't have anything to say."

Industry speculation has it that Apple will also be preparing an iPhone that will support Verizon’s LTE network but would not be announced until June of 2011. Verizon LTE will have a 38 city presence by Q4 and is not expected to have an anticipated large presence until the middle of next year.

WSJ undisclosed sources have also mentioned that Apple is preparing an iPhone with a new form factor hinting that it will be for Verizon’s LTE.

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enantiomer2000
not rated yet Oct 07, 2010
I have heard this story flip sides so many times I will only believe it when I see it.
John_balls
not rated yet Oct 12, 2010
I have heard this story flip sides so many times I will only believe it when I see it.


This one has been verified by the company itself which was not done in the past.