Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Verizon iPhone To Be Ready By End of Year

Word from the Wall Street Journal is that Apple is currently in production for a CDMA based iPhone for Verizon Wireless with chipsets courtesy of Qualcomm.  The WSJ is reporting that the iPhone for Verizon would then be available for sale sometime in Q1 of 2011.

It was also reported that the design wouldn't change much and would look almost identical to the iPhone 4 that is currently only available to AT&T users.  It was also said that Apple is working on the iPhone 5 but there were no reports as to how Apple would deal with 2 different designs or if the iPhone 5 would be available as well for Verizon users.

Now I know this is all speculation and rumor but it would definitely make sense for Apple to come out with a Pre-LTE iPhone for Verizon.  For one,  LTE handsets and smartphones wont be available until at least mid 2011.  For Apple who receives a profit from each handset sale would benefit dramatically from selling a CDMA iPhone at the beginning of 2011 then later in 2011 or 2012 selling another model that comes equipped with CDMA and LTE.

By Chase Thompson
Source WSJ

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