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  • Verizon, Other Carriers to Get iPhone as Soon as March



    To say a lot of people were caught off guard by today's sudden announcement between Verizon and Apple would be an understatement. And, for that reason alone, all attention is turning to the latest report from Brian Marshall, an analyst with Gleacher & Co., who says a Verizon iPhone is similarly "on track" for March of next year. Marshall is the source who stated on record that a Verizon-Apple partnership (in some capacity) would happen long before AT&T exclusivity is dropped for the iPhone. And it turns out he was right, given the freshly announced deal that Verizon will carry Apple's Wi-Fi iPad.

    But Verizon won't be alone on the list of carriers to get the iPhone. "It won't be just for Verizon," Marshall said. "There are international carriers that use CDMA, like KDDI in Japan, so I expect that Apple will make a big global push, not only in the U.S." If the carrier expansion is to ultimately happen, a veritable tidal wave of iPhone sales could result both domestically and abroad.

    Marshall's sources - Asian parts suppliers - are lending credence to what the Wall Street Journal reported last week about Apple mass-producing a CDMA-capable iPhone, and that "Verizon would start selling the device early next year."
    The result? "Apple will sell an additional 11.5 million units with Verizon," Marshall projects, noting that "[Sales at] AT&T would go down only a couple million."

    True or false? One gets the sense that we're about to find out once and for all.

    Computer World
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon, Other Carriers to Get iPhone as Soon as March started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      Sprint doesn't let non sprint branded phones on their network so even if it did get unlocked it wouldn't happen.
    1. Joules's Avatar
      Joules -
      lol.. i can tell you guys dont have experience with CDMA phones. There is no way a CDMA phone can be "unlocked". The ESN can be added to cricket/metro and the phone can be flashed... but unlocked is not a term you use w/ a CDMA phone.

      EDIT: Also like to add these "rumors" you guys are ******** about arent frivolous, plenty of evidence there is a CDMA phone being manufactured right now... buy on rumor, sell on news....
    1. Just'N's Avatar
      Just'N -
      DEAR MMI,

      Make a rumor section for stuff like this. everyone will be happier.
    1. Riviera's Avatar
      Riviera -
      You don't have to yell, you know
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      stop it messany!
    1. imilad's Avatar
      imilad -
      I think apple will release the iPhone 4 in a CDMA/gsm version then when June/July rolls around they will release a new iPhone which wi run on the LTE veriZon network which comes out end of this year to get everyone to buy the device all over again. Typical apple move
    1. XFaega's Avatar
      XFaega -
      Quote Originally Posted by imilad View Post
      I think apple will release the iPhone 4 in a CDMA/gsm version then when June/July rolls around they will release a new iPhone which wi run on the LTE veriZon network which comes out end of this year to get everyone to buy the device all over again. Typical apple move
      Hate to be the party crasher but Verizon is no where near having the LTE ready. I will have to find the article that talks about it on engadgets. They also said that AT&T are much ahead of Verizon on the LTE. Apple will release the first LTE iPhone in 2012.
    1. rayzah_blade's Avatar
      rayzah_blade -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      They are as nauseating as all the super bowl hype over who will win and why. Who @#$@#$ cares. Wake me when it's official.
      +1. If you search within this site for 'verizon' I'm sure a billion of these articles will pop up.