The long wait is finally over! It’s the moment most of us have been waiting for, including me. Year after year we kept hearing about Verizon iPhone rumors and now its finally here. Starting next month February 10th. Fore more details you can check out Verizon’s official iPhone website.
Should you buy Verizon’s iPhone? It depends, if you don’t care about Verizon’s new LTE 4G upgrade then I recommend you get your hands on one. If think you can wait a little longer then I suggest you wait a while before you get one, just because we know that the LTE model iPhone will be coming soon. As we all know never to buy 1st gen Apple products, better upgrade will be here sometimes in June.
If you’re planning on investing in a new phone and don’t mind sticking to it for two years then get on.
If your planning on signing a new contract or your current contract is coming to an end then go for it. VZW is more prepared than at&t ever was for the iPhone.
If you’re someone who’s on the at&t networking and has a phone don’t be so quick to jump the bandwagon yet. Wait and see what happens when some traffic heads to VZW, perhaps your iPhones will start working better once the network gets some of the load off.
I hope this helps you in making your decision better.
VIA | Verizon
I guess Apple didn’t really announce anything relating to Verizon’s iPhone. I guess sometimes people get really hyped up and start rumors claiming they are from a known source. I guess it was just a false hype of iPhone to come to Verizon. There are no plans or real confirmation from Verizon or Apple to confirm that the rumors were true. I guess all we can do for now is sit tight and wait for some real news to come out from one of them two companies end. I don’t think neither one will be announcing anything relating to iPhone coming to Verizon until end of/close to end of At&t’s exclusive rights over selling iPhone for now.
“We believe there is a good chance,” writes Canaccord Adams’ Peter Misek in a note to clients Wednesday, “that the ‘One more thing…’ part of next week’s presentation may include two iPhone-related announcements: namely, the release of iPhone OS 4.0 and the unveiling of iPhone 4G coming to Verizon in June.”
Leaving aside Steve Jobs’ penchant for saving his best for last — in this case probably his new tablet computer — there is reason to believe that Misek may be on to something.
If as numerous reports have it Apple’s (AAPL) exclusive contract with AT&T (T) expires in the second half of 2010 — freeing Apple to cut a deal with Verizon (VZ) — manufacturing of a new type of iPhone that can run on Verizon’s CDMA network would have to begin soon.
And that’s what Misek has been hearing:
“Together with our semi-conductor partners,” he writes, “we have ascertained that there is a reasonable chance the Asian supply chain is prepping for mass production of a new iPhone in March, for availability in late Q2, likely June. The phone will be carried on Verizon and hence will operate on the CDMA network; however, it will also support European GSM and HSPA standards.”
In addition, he says:
- A 4GS iPhone that will support LTE (long-term evolution) is likely to arrive a year later, in June 2011.
- Tiered data plans are imminent, he believes, including an unlimited data plan from Verizon.
- He hears (and we read Tuesday in the Boy Genius Report) that the new iPhone OS will support “OS wide multi-touch gestures, multitasking, introduce graphical UI changes to simplify navigation, and possibly a new way to sync the contacts and calendar apps.”
Misek is forecasting sales of more than 37 million iPhones for fiscal 2010, which is about par for a mainstream analyst.
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