Verizon to get iPhone 4-and-a-bit early 2011
New design iPhone 5 coming too, say moles
The long-rumoured Verizon-friendly version of the iPhone will go on sale early next year.
So say folk "familiar with the matter" cited by the Wall Street Journal and who peg the CDMA iPhone's release taking place within Q1 2011.
Anyone assuming this will be the iPhone 5 may be disappointed. According to the WSJ's sources, the CDMA iPhone will look like the GSM iPhone 4. All that's different, it seems, is the cellular radio on the inside.
But the iPhone 5 is coming, with, other moles claimed, a new form-factor. If Apple is true to form, the new handset will be launched in June 2011.
Given the antennagate controversy, that's an easy claim to make, but the success of the iPhone 4 in spite of the reception problems demonstrated by some of the early handsets may well persuade Apple to retain a design of which it is clearly very proud.
And Verizon punters are going to be extremely less likely to buy an iPhone in Q1 if they know for sure a snazzier model will be out in June. ®
What is it about the anti apple Trolls
I was a guy that before I got my iPhone 3GS was just a text and calls guy; I thought the iPhone was an overhyped marketing piece of doodoo... Then I got one. And its brillaint.
I don't understand why so many people seem to be obsessed with the "my phone is shiner than your phone". What people don't realise is that Apple optimise markets; my historical appreciation of palms, blackberries etc was that they were average phones and PDA's and terrible internet browsers - the iPhone totally smashed that perception.
Also without the iPhone totally setting a new benchmark, would google have even bothered to invest to develop Android... look at Nokia - biggest handset shipper and yet their smartphonmes are still crap.
i am from the future and i have an iphone 5. it's ovular and matt silver.
Didn't the persons familiar with the matter already announced the CDMA iPhone for last summer? I am not holding my breath...
Then again, the iPad eventually ended up existing after years of rumours, so...