Yes, I know the thoughts have flaws, but here's just some thoughts that rose into my mind on all the rumors that have been floating around for the Verizon iPhone (taken from my blog, I'm not linking it because it's my blog, mods might get mad). --------------------------------- Thoughts on why Apple's CDMA chips AREN'T for a 2G iPad We all know of the constant rumors about the iPhone on Verizon, whether it be the Liquid Metal backing, CDMA code left over from iOS, "UnknownDevice" USB recognition, or most importantly, the millions of CDMA chips mysteriously ordered by Apple. All the rumors come together like a puzzle, making the rumors very plausible. For those thinking that the CDMA chips may be for a new iPad instead of a Verizon iPhone, it's a good thought, but the wrong idea. Apple will most likely sell between 1-2 million iPhones within the first few weeks, and most likely around 5-6 million over the period of half a year, especially if it goes international. That's around 7-8 million CDMA chips total, very close to the 10 million ordered. While the iPad used to sell every 3 seconds, those times have gone, and the popularity of the iPad has neutralized. Meanwhile, approximately 34% of AT&T users are waiting to switch to Verizon to get the iPhone, and 1/3rd of Verizon users are waiting for the arrival of the Verizon iPhone. Also, as for the "UnknownDevice" rumor, I am a little bit unsure. In my opinion, it is 1 of 2 things; a Verizon iPhone, or a Verizon iPad. Why isn't it the Apple iTV? Simple, the iPhone and iPad are plugged into a computer more frequently via USB than an iTV (which is plugged into a TV for most of it's lifespan). The thing REALLY pushing together the January iPhone is actually the Liquid Metal. Apple bought this company to ensure that Verizon iPhone users don't complain of the antennagate "death grip" issue, because who want's lower signal? One possible flaw to this idea is that they may just be using this to replace glass backings on future AT&T iPhones, but I'm going to stick with Verizon iPhone for now Please Register or Log in to view images You can take some of these ideas in to account, or you can push the rumors aside and deny the Verizon iPhone completely, with the intentions that the "UnknownDevice" is iTV, the CDMA chips and iOS activation coding is for the iPad, and the Liquid Metal is for AT&T iPhones. I don't really care, because in my head, I see myself holding that Verizon iPhone on approximately January 28th, 2011. P.S.: Don't flame me, these are just thoughts.