Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Verizon iPhone Coming In January 2011?
An iPhone for Verizon Wireless, the no. 1 U.S. carrier, will be introduced next January, according to a Bloomberg report citing "two people familiar with the plans."
If true, this is good news for Verizon and Apple, which will be set to sell a LOT of iPhones. And it'll be bad news for AT&T, which has been the exclusive U.S. iPhone carrier so far, and Google Android, which has been the dominant smartphone platform at Verizon as of late.
The timing of this latest leak is suspicious, given Apple's product secrecy and the recent launch of the new iPhone 4. We wouldn't be surprised if this was Verizon's doing, in an attempt to get people to wait before upgrading to the iPhone 4 and extending their AT&T contracts another two years.