Following on from the recent reports on the Verizon iPhone by the WSJ, we now have another article for you to read. It comes from the New York Times and they are also claiming that an iPhone on Verizon will be out early next year.
According to Apple Insider, the New York Times has spoken with ‘people in direct contact’ with Apple, and they back up initial reports by the WSJ that a Verizon iPhone will launch during the first quarter of 2011.
Miguel Helft is the author who wrote the article at the NYT and he believes that the arrival of a Verizon iPhone will help Apple retake the lead over Android in global smartphone sales.
Furthermore, he has cited various surveys which suggest that Verizon owners will switch from Android to the iPhone when it becomes available, taking information from a Needham & Company analyst.
What are your thoughts on this? It does look certain that a Verizon iPhone will arrive early next year, but will Android users really be willing to give up their Droid X, Droid 2 for Apple? We’re not convinced.