Verizon iPhone 5 In Jan: Wild and Stupid Idea

By Peter Chubb - Nov 7, 2010

We recently reported on a photo that shows that the rumored Verizon iPhone was a 4G model running on the LTE network. Most would agree by now that it could have been the work of Photoshop – so why does Beatweek Magazine say that it is the Verizon iPhone 5 and will be released in January?

OK, so we know by now that Big Red could release a CDMA version of the iPhone in the first month of 2011, but it will not be the fifth-generation model. You have to love how they come up with a huge back-story to try and make their idea sound plausible.

For those of you who have been following Apple will know that only one handset gets launched per year, which is normally in the summer. Yes, we can see a Verizon release in January, but this will most likely be the iPhone 4.

Going back to the rumors of a 4G model, how will Verizon be able to launch such a phone when their LTE network is nowhere near ready? The iPhone 5 will be from June onwards, like the past several years.

Do you think that Verizon will launch the iPhone 4 or 5 in January 2011?

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