Guys...while the actual date may still be in question...how can we doubt this? Yes lots of speculation...but if you look at the dots...you can put a picture together.
The Apple & ATT agreement ends in May
We heard that the FCC had reviewed technical specs on a CDMA version of the iPhone a few months back.
ATT has almost complete stopped featuring the iPhone in its commercials. I see lots of blackberry's, backflips, etc...the occasional iPhone.
Apple is well know for being calculating and trying to cut its competition out from the knees. The MotoDroid has made a big stir in the market and made Android go from an annoying mosquito...to a leech. Now it is winning acclaim and device of the year awards...and is on the better network.
How better for Apple to cut Android off at the knees....than to take away its exclusive hold on verizons customers.
I think it would make more sense as a holiday release...kinda like the droid last year...late Oct early Nov....but that is what I would do if I was in charge of the launch...Apple though has their "schedule" and I believe they do release a new iPhone every summer...so again...fits into all the rumors.
ALSO....My Office Manager's mother works for Verizon...and she said it is already a done deal. So there! No more arguing OK?