Verizon iPhone: 4G LTE iPhone – CEO Gives Thumbs Up

By Alan Ng - Sep 24, 2010

Following on from the rumors yesterday which told you about a potential CDMA iPhone being built in December this year, we now have some details from the Verizon CEO himself – and it is pretty exciting we have to say.

According to this report from Apple Insider, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg has stated that he hopes Apple will build an iPhone device for use on Verizon’s 4G LTE network next year.

He made his comments when speaking in an investor’s call yesterday, as detailed in this article from Yahoo Finance. While he gave his thumbs up (again) to a Verizon iPhone, he didn’t talk about the recent rumors about an iPhone being built for their CDMA network.

All this talk of a Verizon iPhone recently – it can’t be coincidence can it? The question now is though, will the iPhone rumored for a January 2011 launch be CDMA based, or will a release happen later on in the year so it can support Verizon’s 4G network speeds?

Let us know your thoughts on this. We’ll keep you updated if we hear anything else on this topic.

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  • Schroeder

    More speculation. Rumors are rumors. This has been a rumor for years and lets face it, we're probably no closer to seeing a Verizon iPhone as it is also "rumored" that AT&T has a lock on the iPhone until/through 2012. But since there are absolutely no facts to support any argument, you have to give credit to the camp that's saying expect nothing until AT&T AND Verizon both publicly say something.

    I just laugh at all these articles to be honest. So much buzz and obsession over something that has never once been confirmed or talked about openly in any fashion. A thumbs up is hardly grounds to say "it's likely to happen". I dunno, it may happen, but then again the Droid market is really starting to pick up speed. Will Verizon even really care about the iPhone in the next year or two when they have reasonable competitors?