50-50 on the Verizon iPhone in 2010

By Peter Chubb - Jan 25, 2010

With just a couple of days until Apple’s Press Event we are almost certain that they will release their new Tablet PC device, the iSlate, iPad or iTablet. However the jury is still out on a new iPhone 4G or a Verizon iPhone. Looking at past reports it looks as though there is a 50-50 chance that there will be a new carrier supplying the best selling smartphone.

Most rumors suggest that AT&T’s exclusivity with the Apple iPhone ends this summer, but the idea of a Verizon iPhone has been doing the rounds since the iPhone first launched back in 2007. The end of the deal with Apple and AT&T is timed perfectly for when Apple normally launch a new handset.

According to a report from analyst Peter Misek of Canaccord Adams, it looks as though there will be a new iPhone in March and that it will be Verizon who will be offering it to their customers. We are not certain about that, our latest news suggest that a new iPhone will launch in April or May in Korea first.

There have been a number of things holding up a Verizon version of the iPhone, the first is its CDMA network, the second is how much the carrier wants for each handset and the third is that Verizon prefers its V Cast store instead of Apple’s iTunes App Store. Negotiations have been ongoing, so it could be that both companies have come to an agreement.

According to Yahoo Tech, they do state that why would Apple announce a new iPhone now when it will not be launched until June or July. Steve Jobs usually announces a new iPhone one month before launch, but he did unveil the very first iPhone 6 months before it was launched. We will leave it up to you to decide, what do you think will happen on Wednesday?

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  • Funrian

    I think that the iphone is coming even though it wasnt annunced on wednesadays event. I think march will be the annoncement