Apple iPhone 5 Simplicity: Verizon and AT&T Configurations

Apple explain that the future is “in the details” on their official iPhone 4 webpage, which can mean many things but for the iPhone 5 release it should mean making life a little simpler for the user.

Being locked into contracts is no fun, and the networks demand longer lock-in periods than ever before, so having two iPhone 5G’s seems a little stupid, the people who upgraded to an iPhone 4 on Verizon may have another option presented to them just a few months later.

The new iPad 2 has been launched in so many configurations; three capacities, three network options, and two colors make things far from simple for the buyer. One important rule of business is to keep things simple, and while Apple are amazing marketers, we need to see more simplicity from them for iPhone 5.

Apple should launch the iPhone 5 as a single model, which can work with either AT&T or Verizon to save more confusion in 2011 / 2012.

Do you think Apple should aim to make things simpler with a single world iPhone, or do you think this could already be in the making? Maybe some people like the idea of having one iPhone for Verizon and one for AT&T? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below.

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  • Sean

    I think they're waiting until LTE comes far enough along to do this. Verizon & AT&T (eventually) will both be on LTE and will eliminate the need for extra hardware inside the phone. Dual radios, slim design, 1 phone. DONE.

  • stupid

    at&t and verizon internals are different. ones cdma and the other is sim card based. you put two different chips sets inside to work with two different networks, and the phone complexity and size increase. not to mention there no phone i know of out there that can support cdma networks like verizon and sprint, and the same phone work for at&t and tmobile. this is a dumb article.

  • Criss

    What's wrong with two? The companies can no longer compete with features or anything. Just networks. Not sure how I feel about one iPhone, but is it really that bad with two?

  • Mike d

    Having two iPhones makes more sense from a business standpoint.

  • Pooh Bear

    I Love Honey

  • gattibidhi

    Offcourse, Apple should launch the iPhone 5 as a single model, which can work with either AT&T or Verizon to save more confusion in future.
    I do agree with it !!


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