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  • Verizon iPhone to be Announced Next Week: Analyst


    It's been long-rumored that Apple will finally announce its tablet at next Wednesday's event in San Francisco, and that's been repeated so many times that it's pretty much assumed to be a sure thing. Now, rumormongers are turning to what will be the kicker - the "oh, and one more thing" Steve Jobs is so fond of dropping at the end of his announcements.

    "We believe there is a good chance," WIRED Gadget Lab quotes industry analyst Peter Misek writing 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." A new iPhone model that is capable of using Verizon's CDMA network has been a frequent subject of rumors over the past several months. If, as has long been assumed, it is true that AT&T's exclusivity deal runs out in the middle of this year, such a phone would have to be very close to production.

    Misek, a research analyst with Canaccord Adams, says his sources have indicated that is the case.

    Together with our semi-conductor partners, 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.
    CDMA, though, is largely a dying technology. Verizon, along with other carriers, is moving to the interim Long-Term Evolution standard, one step closer to true 4G. Misek says his sources say that a fifth-generation iPhone that will support LTE will be released in June 2011.

    Verizon plans to offer its iPhone with tiered data plans, Misek believes, including an unlimited data plan. Misek is also predicting sales of more than 37 million iPhones in 2010, which is in line with what other observers have forecast.

    image via PCWorld
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Verizon iPhone to be Announced Next Week: Analyst started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      I don't see it. Next week will be all tablet... maybe (hopefully) iPhone OS 4.0. Not much else.
    1. Heelfan71's Avatar
      Heelfan71 -
      I hope they do go to Verizon. Their 3g coverage is 10x better.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
      So how about that tablet that you have money set aside for?

      Analysts say there may be an announcement about it on the 27th. Heck, I wouldn't buy that one either.

      Once a troll always a troll
    1. Isquirt's Avatar
      Isquirt -
      well I just dropped my Iphone in a storm drain today at work, these rain storms, are getting out of hand but I want the 4g version(if their is one)but I cant wait that long so should I settle for the 3gs? OPinions PLEase!!!
      THis sucks!!
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaminmc View Post
      One Carrier, One country????

      Sprint, Criket, MetroPCS, US Ceullar can all support a CDMA iPhone. Not to mention that there is CDMA in Tons of countries! I would much rather have a iphone on sprint. $99 everything would be awesome!

      On Verizon, it is going to suck.
      If the phone is CDMA the only way to have it on another carrier is to reprogram the phone using that carries software and most of the time it doesn't work that well or you don't get all of the features (data,mms,etc). A CDMA iphone only phone is FAIL. It must be either GSM or world phone. This is why i don't believe Verizon is getting it until the iPhone is a world phone.
    1. chakraj's Avatar
      chakraj -
      Here is one thing they may do. Bring out a iphone 3gs for verizon that is the same spec as the 3gs and then bring out iphone 4.0 OS. Then wait to build a new hardware iphone until 2011??
    1. xattica's Avatar
      xattica -
      Quote Originally Posted by Heelfan71 View Post
      I hope they do go to Verizon. Their 3g coverage is 10x better.
      Are you on drugs? Verizon's 3G is like AT&T 2.5G. Coverage is almost the same, but AT&T 3G smoke Verizon. Let's don't speak just because you are on Verizon or AT&T. CDMA is almost dead!
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      again with this. this would never happen unless you hear something of att and verizon merging because this would crush att, i dont think apple would do such a thing but who knows, rumors rumors rumors!
    1. jibaro3's Avatar
      jibaro3 -
      After reading everyone opinion. A lot of people don't get the point. If apple make a phone to be use in any carrier there is no need for making different phones. like the droid can only be use in verizon carrier, can't take the phone you love to another carrier. if I have a choice to take my iphone to verizon i will. I work in a warehouse for 12 hours and i don't get a signal, but all my co-workers have Verizon and there signal is all over the warehouse. I think verizon is getting ready to sale the phone before june that is why there dropping there unlimited talking. so people like me move to there network. there are good and bad things in both side. Verizon had the best 3g cover and signal. AT&T hasssss o you can talk and serf the internet.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Verizon is the bride and turns to the Droid, which lovingly looks at Verizon, and Verizon says...."I don't."

      Cue the iPhone music as it comes strutting down the aisle to attendee raves, cheers and handfuls of thrown rice.

      Verizon giddily jumps up and down and looks lustily at the iPhone, and says...."I DO!!!!"

      The iPhone forcefully shoves the Droid out of the way. The Droid falls to the ground and breaks in two right at the slider mechanism. The screen flashes a broken heart and then the red eye flashes brightly and goes dark.

      A narrator begins to speak. "Our maps with apps. Till death do us part."
    1. Limegrntaln's Avatar
      Limegrntaln -
      Hrmm, lets see, 700KB or 4000kb. i think I'll stick with AT&T
    1. jaylou180's Avatar
      jaylou180 -
      I dont think so I just went to the google page and it has a ad stating nexus one on verizon in the spring of 2010. So why would they have the iphone too.
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      Verizon suxxxs. Why pay extremely high prices and sub-par speeds? With Sprint, you get cheap prices and comparable speeds to AT&T(my pre is way faster in my home than my iPhone) and the power of Sprint and Verizon in my pocket(cause Sprint gets free roaming access to Verizon). I do agree that CDMA is dying though...... I miss my Sim card
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUSTIN3:16 View Post
      After talking with an AT&T tech today on the phone, I was told that "the new iPhone will be out in June on AT&T." Even the CS from AT&T says the they have the exclusive rights for "another couple of years."

      What did you expect him to tell you??? To go to Verizon, because the iPhone is not coming to AT&T??
    1. Heelfan71's Avatar
      Heelfan71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xattica View Post
      Are you on drugs? Verizon's 3G is like AT&T 2.5G. Coverage is almost the same, but AT&T 3G smoke Verizon. Let's don't speak just because you are on Verizon or AT&T. CDMA is almost dead!
      what good is the speed if you cant get 3g in the first place due to ATT's ****** 3g coverage ?
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      No way. I thought Apple is still in contract with AT&T until June, 2010. I think Apple is being rude if they announced verizon iPhone when they are still in a contract.
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      [Start rant]
      Ok, ive used at&t 2.5 and 3g and verizon's 3g
      Verizon's 3g is faster than 2.5 g hate to break it to ya,
      Yes it is true that Verizon's 3g is dismally slow compared to at&t but for the good percentage of america by the time it takes you to get to a 3g spot for at&T you could have downloaded a million of those little headless guys on verizons 3g.
      [end rant]
      Now did eveyone forget about qualcomm's hybrid chip to allow both verizon and at&t Link Here
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      I don't plan on switching just because I don't want to go through all the ******** and payments associated with switching networks early. But this could be a good thing even for AT&T customers. Tons of people will switch to Verizon and hopefully relieve a lot of strain from AT&T's poor, high-traffic network.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      we've all heard this song and dance. and the dance is alittle out of date
    1. willpower101's Avatar
      willpower101 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      Apple isn't going to waste the manpower, equipment and money to build a phone that runs on CDMA...
      That's right. Apple's not going to waste the manpower or money to build a cdma phone. So I guess those cdma engineers they hired a little over a year ago are just for misdirection?

      Quote Originally Posted by ALL DAY View Post
      Another day, another implausible rumor post. AT&T and Apple are still in contract. CDMA is dying. It makes no sense to go to Verizon now. The end.
      /thread
      You mean the contract that's about to expire just like it's European equivalent did three months ago?
      Quote Originally Posted by AUSTIN3:16 View Post
      After talking with an AT&T tech today on the phone, I was told that "the new iPhone will be out in June on AT&T." Even the CS from AT&T says the they have the exclusive rights for "another couple of years."
      Anyone who knows anything in this business knows that csr's and tech's are usually the least informed. That's outright mis-information as it's well known that the exclusivity agreement was set to expire in 2010.


      Quote Originally Posted by xattica View Post
      Are you on drugs? Verizon's 3G is like AT&T 2.5G. Coverage is almost the same, but AT&T 3G smoke Verizon. Let's don't speak just because you are on Verizon or AT&T. CDMA is almost dead!
      Are you kidding me? Maybe you should check what you are smokin' first cause that claim is ridiculous!

      First off, at&t's so called 2.5g network is simply it's EDGE network and it about as crappy as it gets with an average download speed of about 200 kiloBITS per second. (not to be confused with kilobytes. Comparison if edge to 3g for proof :P [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE1GFR7Q8B8]YouTube - AT&T EDGE VS 3G Speed Test[/ame]

      Next, both verizon's upload and download speeds are at least comparable to At&t's, although it definately depends on what areas you are in (and if you can even USE 3g by att in places like ny, lv, and sf)
      sources:
      Carrier Wars: Verizon Wireless speed test results Boy Genius Report

      Verizon Leads, AT&T Runs Last in Wired.com’s 3G Speed Test | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

      Quote Originally Posted by Limegrntaln View Post
      Hrmm, lets see, 700KB or 4000kb. i think I'll stick with AT&T
      What in the world are you talking about? At&t 3g hspda doesn't currently come anywhere close to 4000kb. It's actually more like a consistant 700kbits with a high avg of about 1300 if you're in a good location (and none if you're in a busy or uncovered one).

      Quote Originally Posted by Heelfan71 View Post
      what good is the speed if you cant get 3g in the first place due to ATT's ****** 3g coverage ?
      Ha! The first words of wisdom i've seen on this thread.


      Seriously guys, at this point I'm ashamed to be a part of the modmyi community. It's bias non-critical thinking habits like the ones above that define the nickname mac-tard... which i thought most people modding their devices would be above. Read up on the news some, pay attn to fcc filings, hirings by apple and phone companies, information about chip buying by companies, etc, and you will see that this is a totally plausible rumor, although it is likely that it may not come as early as next week.
      -One thing you can be 100% sure of though- atts exclusivity agreement WILL break. It's already been done in europe and all carriers and apple as well are Flourishing because of it. It is no longer a question of "IF" but only "WHEN".