Just two days ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article stating that Verizon would be getting the iPhone in 2011. They even updated their report the next day to make their claim even less obscure. If this wasn’t enough to convince you, the New York Time has just published an article of their own, confirming the Journal’s report.
After more than three years of using only AT&T cellphone networks, Apple is now making a version of the iPhone 4 for Verizon’s network, according to a person who is in direct contact with Apple. Apple and Verizon will begin selling the phone early next year, said the person, who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity because the plans were supposed to be confidential and he did not want to alienate his contacts at Apple.
At this point, the chances of Big Red getting the iPhone are greater than not, and the question is really “what will it be like?” We know Verizon has been beefing up their 4g network, but Apple may choose to stick with 3g to keep the hardware as similar as possible – and not alienate AT&T users. Considering the trouble Apple went through with Antennagate, it would be wise of them to do a major design overhaul, and perhaps introduce different form factors. (As some rumors claim they will.)
How many Touch Fans will be switching from AT&T – or any other network – once Verizon gets the iPhone?