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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. GoIrish's Avatar
      GoIrish -
      Jeez I hope it happens already. I for one am so fricken sick of these Verizon iPhone articles.
    1. dykzebr's Avatar
      dykzebr -
      No kidding...This would be awesome for me, free iPhone 4 through work! HELL YA
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      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. Broomhead's Avatar
      Broomhead -
      I say its never going to happen
    1. dxe's Avatar
      dxe -
      Once CDMA customers see their iPhone experience is differnt than GSM customer - like talking on the phone and looking something up on the Internet - GSM carriers do look better....

      Add that to the fact that LTE is coming on-line which will make the resale of year old CDMA iPhones crappy. I sold a 3G last month for $150 and a 3GS for almost $400. Try that with a year old LOCKED CDMA phone....
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dxe View Post
      Once CDMA customers see their iPhone experience is differnt than GSM customer - like talking on the phone and looking something up on the Internet - GSM carriers do look better....

      Add that to the fact that LTE is coming on-line which will make the resale of year old CDMA iPhones crappy. I sold a 3G last month for $150 and a 3GS for almost $400. Try that with a year old LOCKED CDMA phone....
      I agree with you 100%. I also would like to see how Verizon's networks holds up to all the traffic. I'm not switching to another iPhone carrier until they are proven that they are better.
    1. risingkazuya05's Avatar
      risingkazuya05 -
      cmon, just Verizon iPhone rumors?!

      Let's hear some rumors for T-mobile too!
    1. dmaximob's Avatar
      dmaximob -
      With all due respect to MMi, I am getting sick of these "Rumors" and "Reports".
      In the past I have enjoyed coming here for the latest news and happenings in the community. But in the recent handful of months, there has been a bombardment of articles purely consisting of speculations, what if's, and maybes. These rumors provide no facts, and in the end are useless to our community. These "articles" have lowered my expectations of MMi and consequently my enjoyment of the site.
      I really hope that Mr. Essany and the other contributors start taking a more serious and progressive approach to their journalism. It's a shame that some MMi contributors are making a career out of spewing the same thing in so very many different ways.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      stop it messany!
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      stop it messany!
      Word +1
    1. dcgore's Avatar
      dcgore -
      I think a lot of people will be surprised to see individuals with iphones on At&T sticking with this carrier.
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      yeah let's see something about geohot's bootrom exploit being ported to PwnageTool..I believe most of us are interested in hearing more about that rather than more Verizon rumors--
    1. adp's Avatar
      adp -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      stop it messany!
      Thank you sir!

      The only issue is that the writer plants these useless articles and never bothers to read the feedback.
    1. dmaximob's Avatar
      dmaximob -
      Quote Originally Posted by adp View Post
      Thank you sir!

      The only issue is that the writer plants these useless articles and never bothers to read the feedback.
      We have the ability to send the writers emails....
      http://modmyi.com/forums/staff.php
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      It would be nice if my employer, an international network equipment manufacturer, would once again pay for our cell phones. We are supposed to buy our own as a cost saving measure.
    1. joe97's Avatar
      joe97 -
      Quote Originally Posted by quidam_brujah View Post
      It would be nice if my employer, an international network equipment manufacturer, would once again pay for our cell phones. We are supposed to buy our own as a cost saving measure.

      That would be nice, be glad though that they haven't asked you to "find another job" as a cost saving measure..
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      NICE!! more bandwidth for us AT&T! Adios mofos
    1. Shady6's Avatar
      Shady6 -
      ! Give verizon the damn phone so all the rumors can stop and these idiots can get off my network.
    1. SkeleDork's Avatar
      SkeleDork -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shady6 View Post
      ! Give verizon the damn phone so all the rumors can stop and these idiots can get off my network.
      +1
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      nice article messany cant wait for this day wonder if it will be the next gen model or the iphone4 that we currently have. i wonder if this means if they unlock the verizon iPhone will it be used on Sprint like the AT&T iPhone is used on T-Mobile now. this could make the android-ios battle a lot more interesting