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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. sucram6791's Avatar
      sucram6791 -
      terrible evidence but it could b possible
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      We all know this is fake - so why are so many people bothering to reply?
      Maybe the title of this post should be changed to Big Reaction to pointless post....
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      there is always big reaction to verizon iphone crap. Its because they are SO jealous LOL
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by h4x0rJyNx View Post
      nice theme i don't under stand the redundancy in have the temp and the date multiple times other than that that theme is great i know off topic sorry
      once your inside of an app the SB date/time dissapears. leaving just the StatusBar date/time. its a convenience thing. the downfall unfortunately, is it will show both on the SB. redundent yes. but pain in the butt when you cant see the date or time once out of the SB. doesnt seem a workaround is available as in my knowledge from my own experience with this issue. as you can see on my theme. ive got the date/time also on the bottom of the SB.
    1. Sandman58's Avatar
      Sandman58 -
      For some reason I've been thinking about this
      since I learned that the ATT contract is probable do
      to end in June. But what I don't understand is why it
      would make any difference, from what I have learned here
      and other sites is that all the other carriers use a
      differnt frequency or a different protocal (verizon).
      But then I am saying, I use my iphone on t-mobile
      on there edge system, but still I am using a frequency
      that is compatible with both the Iphone and T-mobile\att
      other wise I could I even use the Iphone...
      I seems to me that are using an Iphone on t-mobile
      are starting to get more and more usage out of their
      Iphone.
      I am not a cell phone nut or expert, but just observing
      what is happening.
      I bought my Iphone 3g used for $300.00 from a person
      close to where I live, it came in its original box
      with everything included.
      but I am on a 1000 min a year t-mobile contract,,
      since I don't park the phone on my ear all day, nor do
      I need someone texting me all day...(like I know anyone
      like that). I am also glad at this time to see the
      pricing coming down, if there was ever a sitiuation
      were price fixing was in full play, it is with the
      cell phone carriers.
      Hope to hear some good responses to this...
      and btw its raining in SoCal...
      thanks
      Dave