Although there’s been plenty of gloom and doom forecast for AT&T when they lose iPhone exclusivity next month, the reality is something else indeed -- a full 90 percent of those customers are still tied to contracts which will be costly to get out of.
As Jon Stewart put it during a recent iPhone skit on The Daily Show, “Our long national nightmare is almost over” -- that is, Verizon Wireless will begin accepting preorders for the iPhone 4 from existing customers one week from today.
No sooner does Verizon post its own commercial celebrating the imminent arrival of the iPhone 4 on their network than Apple plays the great equalizer, releasing a spot which makes it all about the handset and not the carrier.
The spotlight is back on the iPhone 4, with the first Verizon commercial hitting YouTube and new, slightly modified bumper cases that work with both carrier’s models making their way to an Apple Store near you.
On Tuesday, Verizon Wireless announced that they had finally wrestled iPhone 4 exclusivity from AT&T’s shackles after four years. Unfortunately, aside from swapping a GSM antenna for a CDMA model, the 3G-enabled handset is essentially the same -- despite Verizon’s big push for 4G LTE a week earlier at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
It’s less than a week since Verizon announced it would be carrying the iPhone beginning February 10, and already research firms are hard at work collecting data in an effort to predict how many AT&T customers might jump ship.
“Our long national nightmare may soon be over,” smirked Jon Stewart Tuesday night on The Daily Show as the faux news host trumpeted the coming of the Verizon iPhone and the end of AT&T’s exclusive domination over the device.
After revealing that the iPhone 4 will finally arrive on Verizon Wireless at an event in New York City Tuesday morning, you’d think the carrier would be out of newsworthy items. Apparently, that’s not the case, as the company’s chief financial officer claims a VZW-compatible iPad is incoming.
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.