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New Verizon iPhone: Paying Apple “double if not triple the subsidies”

For those of you still eager to hear more news regarding a new CDMA iPhone on Verizon’s network, we have an update for you now. A follow up on the WSJ reveals that the move may not go ahead due to high subsidy costs.

A recent note from Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu has suggested that Verizon may be put off entering into any agreement with Apple, as a result of the long term costs.

The report states that Verizon may need to pay Apple double if not triple the subsidies that it currently pays other smart phone providers.

With this both in Verizon and Apple’s mind, we may even see a release on T-Mobile or Sprint, as they are far more likely to agree to Apple’s subsidy demands.

What are your thoughts on this? Are Apple charging too much for the iPhone? Full article through the link.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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YAY! EVO! I can't wait! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


Apple needs to stop being so greedy & controlling. Double or triple subsidy cost? They are all rich enough already and a Verizon / Apple iphone deal would be THE biggest cellular undertaking to date. Arguably the sleekest / most innovative handset in the past several years joined with the strongest and most reliable network. In my opinion this should have happened years ago. But when you have two companies who are both ridiculously arrogant and overly controlling the deal falls through. At this point, the fact that I've been waiting for a Verizon Iphone this long combined with the… Read more »

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