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  • Big Reaction To Small Evidence of Verizon iPhone

    Are the hopes for a Verizon iPhone so high that even the most minimal shred of evidence to suggest an end to AT&T exclusivity is sufficient to send some Verizon fans into a frenzy? Apparently, the answer to that question is a big, fat "affirmative."

    Our friends at Electronista published a report this weekend that has since been dubbed "potential evidence of a Verizon-capable iPhone." But, apparently, it's ample evidence to convince some that a Verizon iPhone is all but inevitable. The conclusion is based on the screen capture from an iPhone that displays the "Verizon" carrier tag.

    Sources have provided a screen capture from an iPhone in the San Francisco Bay Area that shows "Verizon" as the carrier ID. The tip comes with warnings that no more information can be disclosed just this moment but also that more should become apparent in the near future.
    Call me crazy, but it seems a bad 1970's detective TV show would deem this evidence "flimsy" at best. But as we rapidly approach the expiration of AT&T's exclusive deal with Apple to carry the iPhone, all eyes and ears are trained on Verizon for clues of a forthcoming announcement by the carrier to begin offering coverage for the beloved handset.

    Here's the controversial image in question:

    Could this be a glimpse into the future? Might we see this image on Conan O'Brien's "In The Year 3000" skit? Or will the idea of a Verizon iPhone prove as short lived as Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show? I guess only time will tell.

    While the capture itself is believed to be genuine, the authenticity of the ID itself is difficult to determine. Readers should take severe caution as it's possible to fake the carrier ID with a modified iPhone. However, such a modification would be unusual as current iPhones use GSM, not CDMA, and would expose the inaccuracy of trying to associate a present-day model with an incompatible network.
    Images via Electronista
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Big Reaction To Small Evidence of Verizon iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Yeah I'd say So.BUT..i'd still need to see the Pict First.
    1. PainBlade's Avatar
      PainBlade -
      There's only on way to tell if it's really Verizon: Test 3G coverage in San Francisco. Just kidding of course!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      it's just as easy to make my carrier "ModMyi", and i'm pretty sure that isnt even a carrier
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      I've got 'make it mine' installed and can change my carrier logo to anything I wish within two minutes....no need to waste time with photoshop!
      BTW I've always had my logo changed to something else...not the ugly 02 logo!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      FOOLS! ALL FOOLS!, verizon will never have this NEVER! the now iPhone is coming for none other then

    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      @hollow0 and @edwilk55
      Take it to The Official Show off your theme thread and stop hijacking this one
      Sorry man..don't care about showing anything off. Just answering the questions. My bad.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I like to see competition for the iPhone sale. This will be better for the customers. For example, when Verizon announced they will drop their unlimited plan, At&t followed.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Actually, you can tell this isn't really a Verizon iPhone, because there are APPS on the screen, and everyone knows that Verizon won't allow any apps at all, unless they come through their stupid MyVZW scam.
    1. wissman's Avatar
      wissman -
      I like to see competition for the iPhone sale. This will be better for the customers. For example, when Verizon announced they will drop their unlimited plan, At&t followed.
    1. luvrboy's Avatar
      luvrboy -
      prolly fake, you can change that with extended preferences and make it mine
    1. tmokorn's Avatar
      tmokorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post

      Give me 5 Minutes with Photoshop and I will give you the same image. Give me Make it Mine and I will do it in 15 seconds. Give me Cyberduck, OpenSSH and TextEdit and I will do it in 2 minutes.

      Do you want to see an iPhone running on Sprint? I will photoshop an image for you....

      We have determined in the past not to believe an image. Look at the history of all of the FAKE iPhone pictures and FAKE Tablet pictures. There is a huge track record for photoshopped images to surface in light of a rumor. Only a fool buys into these images and rumors.

      We have said this multiple times, At&t and Apple are still under contract until 2011. These Verizon rumors are as bad as all of the failed 3GS rumors last year. Verizon will not have the iPhone for a while if at all.
      Man speaks true state
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      100% fake- nobody in their right mind would believe this. Omfg! I can make it say that on my iPod.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      lol i have mine say Cingular, then I had @ One Point say VERIZON..AND some people where like..THEY HAVE THE Iphone ..lol..

      iPhone 4G Rumors Visualized [PHOTO] Possible 4G?
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      even if it went to verizon. their customers wouldn't be able to talk on the phone and surf the web or access other functions at the same time
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Well u can if u have two phones.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      yea i dont buy this either, my carrier has said many things since i got my phone. i dont buy into this whole apple going to verizon deal, ive been hearing that since i joined MMI.
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      this is so dumb. Messany its not because of your article, its because of people actually thinking that THIS is proof! How on earth is this proof.

      okay if verizon were to actually carry the iphone this year, why on EARTH would anyone believe this photo to be authentic? I can easily go, RIGHT NOW, into my jailbroken phone, and change the carrier name to Verizon, exactly as shown above.

      for all any of you know, that photo above could have been a print screen of my own phone that I sent in. you would never know that.
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      Lmao!!!! I just used MIM and downloaded the 4G icon from Cydia, I took a screen shot and sent it to a friend of mine ... He lost his mind thinking it was real!!!!! LMAO
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      What's MIM? I know I can find Some Icons on thier.BUT..I don't think I SAW..a 4G icon.I'll have too Look again.BUT..if you can tell me under WHICH category it's under.
    1. nrowensby's Avatar
      nrowensby -
      I've been on Verizon for a while... Here's a screenshot and I am going to post it on the internet. Therefore it must be real!!