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.
It’s Tuesday, January 11 and that means Verizon executives will be taking the stage in New York City to announce the iPhone has finally arrived on the carrier after years of speculation and rumors. The question now is, how will AT&T respond?
AT&T must be fairly certain that Verizon is announcing that they’re getting the iPhone on Tuesday, judging from how the two carriers have been verbally sparring like kids on a schoolyard in the last few days.
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.
If you’re like us, you’re already sick to death of hearing about (or waiting for) the iPhone to come to Verizon. Much like The Beatles on iTunes, it doesn’t seem to be a matter of if, but rather when, with a new report claiming it won’t be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
Take this with a grain of salt, but a new report out of Taiwan claims that Apple has raised their global shipment goal for the iPhone from 19 million units in the first quarter of 2011 to 20-21 million units, which could include the fabled Verizon model.