Apple Inc. plans to begin mass producing a new iPhone by the end of 2010 that would allow Verizon Wireless to sell the smartphone early next year, said people briefed by Apple.
The report says that the Verizon iPhone will be similar in design to the current iPhone 4 on AT&T, but Apple is also developing a fifth generation iPhone with a new form factor. It is unknown if this would be a replacement model, or if it would complement the current hardware. This could be Apple’s way to compete with the varying models of Android phones currently on the market.
There is no mention of whether or not the iPhone will support LTE, Verizon’s 4G network, but it would be a smart move by Apple to adopt this new technology before it’s too late.