Verizon is holding an event next Tuesday to announce the Verizon iPhone. At least this is what the Wall Street Journal has confirmed with a source yesterday. Today the Wall Street Journal reports that the Verizon iPhone will be already available around the end of the month. Earlier reports about vacation time blocks suggested a February 3rd sales launch.
So either way the Verizon iPhone is really close after years of denial and anticipation. As said yesterday it is clear why Apple is not announcing the Verizon iPhone. There is nothing new. It is an iPhone 4 with a CDMA chipset. Oh, forget about dreaming about that Verizon will announce an LTE iPhone next week.
If we are lucky the iPhone 5 in early summer will have LTE, but I doubt it.
The timing of the Verizon iPhone is problematic. As said before we expect Apple to release a new iPhone in June. When you buy the iPhone 4 for Verizon end of January or early February it will be outdated in 3 to 4 months.