Going To Verizon Could Mean 12 Million New IPhone Sales

Posted: Jun 30 2010, 9:38am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:08am CDT, in News | Apple

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Bringing the iPhone to Verizon could be one of the best things that ever happened to Verizon or Apple, as it is estimated that 12 million new iPhone sales would ring up as a result.
After months and months of going back and forth between "there will be a Verizon iPhone" and "there won't be a Verizon iPhone," Bloomberg News has cited intimate knowledge that it will in fact happen, giving the most legitimacy so far to the potential deal.

It is widely expected now that AT&T's exclusivity with the iPhone will end soon. It would be pretty ridiculous for Apple to agree to any deal that would extend that exclusivity at this point.

But just how big would it be if the country's top-selling phone (by far) came together with the country's biggest wireless carrier (by far)? According to Oppenheimer analyst Yair Reiner, it would be huge.

"If this is real, it's big and it's incremental," said Reiner, predicting that at least 12 million new iPhone sales would result solely from the addition of a Verizon carrier option.

The last question up in the air is exactly what a Verizon iPhone would look like, though the popular opinion seems to be that it would just be a retooled version of the iPhone 4, which of course sold around 1.5 million units in just a few days with AT&T.

Via Apple Insider

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