Apple Rumors Roundup: Verizon’s iPhone 4G, cloud storage

By Peter Chubb - Jan 22, 2010

With just five days to go until the big Apple Press Event, rumors are coming in at a fast rate, with some being more plausible than others. As you can imagine, some of those rumors borderline on the insane, so how do we know what ones we should take notice off.

The latest rumors surrounding the Apple event are to do with the possibility of a Verizon iPhone and the other, cloud storage. The first looks at how iTunes Library could benefit from cloud storage, meaning that cloud would hold the metadata and then streaming would come direct from Apple.

This does sound great, as Apple would remember everything that you have purchased and play it direct from one of their servers. The only problem that we can see with this idea is the fact that AT&T is already feeling the pressure from data overuse. We are not certain how AT&T or Verizon would use this if they were to get the iPhone.

Talking about North America’s favorite cell phone carrier, there are fresh rumors that Apple are to announce a partnership with Verizon and the iPhone at next weeks event. We are not certain if this will be for the current iPhone 3GS or the rumored new 4G model.

Engadget points out that Apple never showcases too many items at once, the smart money is on the launch of their new Tablet PC and maybe a Verizon iPhone. Apart from that we cannot see Apple announcing anything else, what do you think?

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  • andrew

    Verizons network long ago mastered features that ATT fails at miserably. For example, you can actually hold a conversation without dropping a call. my buddy has an iphone and drops between 10-20 calls a day. you can send video messages on verizon. 3G coverage reaches a vastly greater geographical area. anyone who can possibly favor atts network to verizons is delusional.

  • Will

    Apple actually is making the World Iphone, which will be able to work on any network type, including Verizon’s CDMA network. Also, the iphone is only capable of carrying out one application at a time. Verizon’s network, while inferior and perhaps archaic, will be able to handle the iphone and a variety of it’s most loved functions and capabilities. Also, going to Verizon adds several potential customers, possibly doubling the amount of people using their iphone. Not that the iphone going to Verizon is even going to happen, but there just aren’t any reasons why it shouldn’t or couldn’t.

  • Hey,

    I’ve been reading your articles for the last few days. I cannot wait for Verizon to get the iPhone already. I was just thinking though, if AT&T has an exclusivity deal with Apple until mid 2010, even if a VZW iPhone isn’t released until June, wouldn’t Verizon in affect be taking business away from potential AT&T sales. I imagine people who are on the fence would just wait until the Summer to get a VZW iPhone. I wonder what AT&T will say about all of this.

    • Greg K

      With all that the iphone is capable of it doesnt make sense to go with Verizon…for a bigger consumer base? yea ofcourse but Verizon’s network wont let a majority of the features work on their network. AT&T allows for both voice and data/text at the same time while Verizon’s whole network structure would never allow this. That’s why iphone was developed in this way. The phone is already popular enough worldwide so why risk the features of the phone for a few more million phones that can’t do what its designed for?

      • WhyWould IgiveMyName

        “…why risk the features of the phone for a few more million phones that can’t do what its designed for?”

        Uhhhh… because that would be worth another billion dollars in the end?

    • zack

      verizon will not be getting an iphone its just rumors