AT&T already announced their quarterly results earlier this week, throwing cold water on theories that the loss of their iPhone exclusivity would hurt them. Now rival carrier Verizon has divulged their own numbers for the same period, with their CDMA-based iPhone making up about a third of Apple’s U.S. handset sales for the quarter.
Yawn, ho hum, another quiet week in the Mac world, as virtually nothing of interest to anyone happened, no big announcements were made, and we spent a week in a deep, deep coma. Wait, what? Something happened? Verizon got the iPhone? (Checking calendar) It's not April Fool's Day? Whew, lucky we've got tons of people on this beat or else this little news exclusive might have slipped right under our radar.
Sure, Verizon Wireless is finally getting the iPhone 4 after being announced Tuesday morning in New York City. But it appears the updated photos and videos leaked last week showed off one small problem: The buttons on the Verizon model are slightly lower, meaning some cases may not work.
After four years of speculation and rumors, a Verizon iPhone 4 was finally announced at a press event in New York City on Tuesday. Existing customers will be able to preorder the device beginning February 3, with sales expanding to new customers a week later, on February 10.
Verizon Wireless fulfilled a dream four years in the making for many on Tuesday morning by announcing that the carrier will finally offer the iPhone. Verizon President and COO Lowell McAdam took the stage this morning in New York City to finally lay the rumors to rest.
Despite a volley of 4G-related announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show this past week, Verizon Wireless apparently decided to tap into the spirit of Steve Jobs himself for “one last thing.” On Friday, invitations went out for a special event on Tuesday, January 11 that is widely expected to bring the iPhone to a second U.S. carrier after nearly four years.
As we all wait patiently for Tuesday’s announcement from Verizon, additional details have surfaced over the weekend which indicate the carrier could offer unlimited data plans on the iPhone -- all while pulling up to 6.5 million customers away from rival AT&T.
First, The Beatles came to iTunes. Now, it appears the other Holy Grail of Apple events will be taking place soon as The Wall Street Journal is confirming that Verizon Wireless will land the iPhone at an event on Tuesday.
So this is an odd way to end the week -- Twitter is exploding with a gaggle of invitations to a Verizon event behind held next Tuesday, January 11, and the leading speculation is the carrier may introduce a CDMA iPhone at long last.
There’s little doubt that an iPhone 5 will be unveiled this year, and a Verizon-specific model of the current iPhone 4 could arrive even sooner. A newly leaked video of some altered iPhone components seem to indicate one or both are already being manufactured.