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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. Masterz1337's Avatar
      Masterz1337 -
      Looks like a photoshop to me. Why is Verizon in grey and the time as 8:15 is suspicious. Lost fan much?
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      we should all get together and come up with a very stock looking iphone theme that has tons of little "verizon hints" and get pics out on the web and just sit back watch the insanity, and laugh our asses off.........the idea that this is being taken as proof of a verizon iphone is pretty damn funny.
    1. macfan406's Avatar
      macfan406 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rel1215 View Post
      we should all get together and come up with a very stock looking iphone theme that has tons of little "verizon hints" and get pics out on the web and just sit back watch the insanity, and laugh our asses off.........the idea that this is being taken as proof of a verizon iphone is pretty damn funny.
      Agreed.
    1. drjailbreakMD's Avatar
      drjailbreakMD -
      Quote Originally Posted by edwilk55 View Post
      jail broken phones can say whatever you want them to.

      Here's mine:


      does anyone know the name of this theme or where to get it???
    1. shadowtrainer02's Avatar
      shadowtrainer02 -
      Fake, Fake, FAKE. Make it mine plus some guy who REALLY wants attention = that picture. and if "Verizon" doesn't fit in the space for make it mine, give me a few minutes with GIMP and i'll make you the same thing, heck, i'll even make it "Virgin Mobile"
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      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
      Don't really like the theme. I've been a Glass Orb user since I discovered it and have never used anything else although I like the date and weather on the top of the icons. I know I've used it before but I forget what it was called and I may wanna give it a go again. Can anyone provide the info?
    1. drjailbreakMD's Avatar
      drjailbreakMD -
      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
      ID love to know the name of this theme or where I could get it...any help would be great fellas!!! thanks in advance!
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      My iPhone says the carrier is K.Nitsua...

      ... I guess I'm the CEO of a brand new cell phone carrier that's about to provide iPhones.

      Wow.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Ok, so in my disgust for fake images, I decided to really bust this one. Here are a few dead giveaways this is fake. 1) This status bar image was taken from an in-app view of the status bar. We all know that when we are in this view, the carrier logo shifts to a different image than the black font. 2) Verizon phones do not have Verizon next to the carrier bars, the have this: 1XEV, and then the Verizon Wireless name somewhere else on the phone. Here is a photoshopped image I made in less than 3 Minutes. Let flood the internet with more fakes now.


      Here is an example of a True Verizon phone with the status bar:
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by edwilk55 View Post
      Jail broken phones can say whatever you want them to.

      Here's mine:

      your theme is sick! what's it called?
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      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
      Top temp on status bar is the actual. Temp on the spring board is real feel.

      Time was included with the weather app on the springboard, but I have my icons go all the way to the top on the subsequent pages, so time is only viewable on status bar and not the app. See image below:



      I hope that makes sense.

      Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
      your theme is sick! what's it called?
      It's the iElegance Pro with a Weather_Date widget installed. Getting names for another user tomorrow. I'll post back.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Hey!
      @hollow0 and @edwilk55
      Take it to The Official Show off your theme thread and stop hijacking this one
    1. etaxero's Avatar
      etaxero -
      Mine:


      Rumored Verizon:


      I just made this in photoshop in a couple minutes... no biggie
    1. avnyc11's Avatar
      avnyc11 -
      look at the battery icon, where is the percent logo, the new iphone would have a percent logo, verizon or att
    1. etaxero's Avatar
      etaxero -


      You guys are right... Verizon would have to molest it red before it was really there's... I would love their coverage... but if they do what they do to other phones then the multi touch wouldn't work and the app store would only have 6 apps that suck and cost 9.99 each... lol
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by avnyc11 View Post
      look at the battery icon, where is the percent logo, the new iphone would have a percent logo, verizon or att
      The image is a fake, but your theory is flawed. Just like in the 3GS, the battery percentage needs to be enabled in Settings->General->Usage before it appears on the status bar.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Well this does not prove anything, anybody knows that you can FAKE the Carrier and Logo. Verizon SUX By the way!
    1. mosesh's Avatar
      mosesh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kruejl View Post
      Can anyone say "Make It Mine"?
      agreed
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      lol i can do the SAME with my Iphone. It's called Fake Carrier. You can ONLY get this of course via JB Iphone.So yeah..Um...I WON'T hold my breath on THIS rumor..lol
    1. dunlapface's Avatar
      dunlapface -
      Are you serious? That desperate for a front page story? I guess some people really are that stupid.