Verizon IPhone Coming In January? Make Up Your Mind!

Posted: Jun 29 2010, 7:02pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:07am CDT, in News | Apple

 

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Okay, we're starting to get a little bit of whiplash from the constant back and forth with the whole Verizon iPhone thing, but now it appears like the green light is back on.
Just four days ago, news lit up that Verizon doesn't even want the iPhone, seemingly putting an end to months of speculation about whether or not the Apple device would come to the top mobile carrier in the US when AT&T's exclusivity ends.

However, now, Bloomberg has cited people "familiar with the plans" that say Verizon *will* in fact be getting its own version of the iPhone in January.

The phone would likely launch during or around the time of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.

Verizon is currently the leader in mobile phone service subscriptions in the US, with nearly 2 million customers. Adding the iPhone to its arsenal would only strengthen its stronghold on the market.

Despite AT&T desperately hoping to renew its exclusivity contract with Apple, Apple has outgrown itself and no longer needs help from any mobile carrier in exchange for exclusivity.

Verizon is the likely next target because of its massive customer base. It would be easier to create a T-Mobile iPhone, because T-Mobile runs on the same kind of mobile network as AT&T, whereas Verizon and Sprint operate on different technology that is largely proprietary to the US market.

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Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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