You may remember that Apple actually approached Verizon first about being the exclusive iPhone carrier. Verizon, realizing that having a incredibly successful phone would bring network traffic to a screeching halt, wisely said, "Nah, we're cool with the phones we have." So Apple cruised on over to Cingular and hammered out a deal with them. Then Cingular became AT&T, and we all bought iPhones and broke the network in major metropolitan areas.
Since that moment over three years ago--in Internet time, that's 300 years--anyone with even a slight interest in the iPhone, and access to the Internet, has speculated on the iPhone jumping to the Verizon network. Imagine seeing that guy with the glasses doing his whole,"Can you hear me now?" schtick with FaceTime.
That's a million dollar idea Verizon, I expect a large check in the mail when that ad starts being skipped-over via TiVo.
Anywho, in the interest of posterity, we've compiled a handy infograph to outline the current status of the iPhone on Verizon.
It’s been quite a year for Apple so far, but now that the dust has settled on the iPad and is starting to do the same on the iPhone 4, the rumors turn to September and what may come with the next generation of the iPod touch.
A Bloomberg report on Tuesday claims that AT&T competitor Verizon Wireless may finally get the iPhone come January (we’ll believe it when we see it!), while an Oppenheimer analyst claims that Apple has 12 million waiting customers from the rival carrier, which could add another $7 billion to their already loaded coffers.
You know how we were mentioning iWork for iPhone 4 earlier? Well, it appears that 9to5Mac has snagged some photos of the notorious mobile application that everyone in the Apple sphere is talking about.
For kicks, we've included a couple of screenshots of Pages from the iWork suite after the cut. This particular version of iWork seems to utilize the same user interface as the iPad version, except for the obviously smaller form factor.
We're not entirely sure how we feel about these leaked screenshots of iWork for the iPhone. On one hand, we'd be able to be super productive while protectively clutching our phones on the bus ride to work. On the other hand, we'd never be able to put work down. Regardless, the idea of Pages running on an iPod touch brings a smile to our face. There are rumors that the app is currently beta testing, though how close we are to an actual release of iWork is not exactly known.
If The Great White North didn’t already feel slighted by not getting the new iPhone 4 on June 24 along with the U.S. and a handful of international locales, the Canadians may yet have a reason to shake their normally laid-back demeanor, assuming a new rumor is true.
It’s becoming a bit like a B-movie monster that can’t be killed. We speak, of course, of the persistent rumors that a CDMA, Verizon-compatible iPhone is “coming soon.” But now, with only a week to go before the handset launches in the U.S. and a handful of international GSM carriers, a new report claims that a CDMA iPhone 4 is actually in production.
Rumor has it that AT&T is considering selling the iPad 3G data plan without the prerequisite of an actual iPad over the weekend. The catch is that you'd have to use it with your iPad, once you actually get it.