While a Verizon iPhone device is seemingly confirmed for sometime next year, details regarding an iPhone 5 release in 2011 are pretty scarce. Considering that consumers would like to get their hands on both, which do you think needs to be released first from Apple’s point of view?
If a separate CDMA version of the iPhone does release during the early part of next year, it does seem a bit crazy to think that Apple will follow this up immediately with a brand new iPhone 5 device in the Summer. Having said that, they do have a habit of releasing new hardware every year, since the iPhone 3G came in 2008, 3GS in 2009 and the current iPhone 4 this Summer back in June.
Would it be more important for Apple to focus their efforts on the iPhone 5 release possibly this Summer, or focus on delivering the iPhone 4 to arguably the most favorite carrier in the US? Knowing Apple, they’ll probably surprise us and do both – Get Verizon owners warmed up with the iPhone 4 in January, and then tease them further with a new iPhone 5 at the end of June.
What are your thoughts on this? Which device is more important to Apple?