The Verizon iPhone may still be a shot in the dark, but according to a new job posting on the Apple website, the company may be looking to put the iPad on the Verizon network. This position will be a full-time job, with a location in Cupertino.
If there’s one thing you can say about Google it’s that they’ve more than their share of irons in the fire. Over the past several years, the company, originally known for their search engine excellence, has branched out to embrace cloud-based communications and online office productivity technologies with products like Gmail, Google Phone Google Docs and their oh-so-doomed Google Wave endeavour. Mac and Windows computer can choose to access these online offerings via Google’s speedy Chrome internet browser to They’ve carved out a niche for themselves in the smartphone market as well with the various flavours of their Android operating system, which can be found on an increasingly wide variety of handsets and other mobile devices. Recently, they even mounted an assault on our living rooms (to mixed results) with Google TV. In short, Google has become an unstoppable technology juggernaut hellbent on forcing their way into every section of your gadget-filled life that they can. Today, the company came one step closer to fulfilling that dream of whole-market permeation with the official unveiling of a number of new products that may have the potential to alter the technological landscape to such an extent that even we Mac users, content in the cloister of our walled garden of App Stores and Finely-tuned hardware and the awesome power of OS X and iOS, stand to be effected by.
Drumroll please. The worst carrier in the U.S. according to Consumer Reports readers? You guessed it. AT&T. But, even with rumors abounding of an impending Verizon iPhone, Verizon still remains behind a different carrier in terms of contract service. Read on, to find out who!
Stop what you're doing and listen closely. Yes, you're hearing it correctly: That's the noise made by thousands of eagle-eyed tech savvy consumers slapping their foreheads simultaneously in disbelief. What's caught their attention? Oh, nothing much--just a Verizon advertisement featuring an Android-powered Motorola handset that's apparently running iOS.
Verizon introduces a new iPad commercial with a pretty sweet Mi-Fi deal. So sweet that Susie's pretty bummed about her iPad 3G. Apple drops another patent and this time it looks like our beloved menubar is in trouble. Oh no, not the menubar!
Plus, we answered a few reader calls, and your questions from Twitter and Facebook.
It could be argued that thanks to Apple's exclusivity deal with AT&T, Android handsets became the People's Sour-Grapes iPhone. For individuals already locked into other networks or unwilling to take on a contract with AT&T, Google's open-source mobile OS, when paired with the right hardware makes for an excellent alternative to Cupertino's trendsetting handset. According to some increasingly credible rumors, the American cellular landscape will be undergoing a significant change in the early months of 2011: AT&T will no longer be the only game in town in you want to get your mitts on an iOS powered smartphone, as Apple is purportedly ready to unveil a iteration of the iPhone that will function on Verizon's network in early 2011. Despite the fact that the iPhone's primary competition of late has come from companies selling hardware with running one flavor of Android or another, the Cupertino-based tech company owes a debt of gratitude to Google: Without Android handsets gobbling up data like it was going out of style, Verizon wouldn't have been able to anticipate whether or not their network in its current state could sustain the added user demand that will come with the company's introduction of the iPhone.
As the hourglass turns, so do the days of our lives--and the influx of iPhone on Verizon rumors that flood the internet. We're hearing reports that the forthcoming CDMA wireless standard could help encourage smartphone manufacturers, like Apple, to make handsets that work on simultaneous voice and data transmissions.
It's the TV wars, but you know what? It's a repeat of the phone wars we've been seeing for some time. Google has decided to forge ahead into realms Apple pioneered. Who will come out on top? Competition is good for the market and for the consumer, so let's see some innovating.
You may recall that last month, we spread word of the scuttlebutt surrounding the possibility of a CDMA iPhone making a debut by the end of the year. At the time, Susquehanna Financial Group told us that a number of overseas suppliers had assured them that they'd been asked by Apple to meet the components necessary for a CDMA handset with a release date in early 2011.
Yesterday, Mac|Life's Matthew Tillman brought us the news that Verizon wasn't about to corroborate any rumors of any new Apple hardware on their network, stating that any iPhone news would come from Apple. It's our normal practice to advise you not to look at an Apple rumor too closely, but with a non-denial coming from the apex of Verizon's management, coupled with another credible source spinning the same yarn, it might be worth while to spend some time giving the possibility of a Apple-branded CDMA handset a long glazed-over stare.