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No iPhone to Verizon until at least 2011

Discussion in 'Non-Android Smart Phones' started by jpoutre, May 6, 2010.

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    more meaningless speculation
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    I was thinking you had to be pretty bitter to post that - until I read the OP. Good summation! dancedroid
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    Let me know when VZW does get the iPhone, anything less is unimportant dribble.
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    Yeah, I glanced it fast and missed that part. Sorry. Does make sense though to be honest.
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    not really, unless somebody has actual copies of the contracts between ATT and Apple. We have no idea what is going on behind closed doors ;)
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    It needs to be in writing to make sense? Umm, ok.
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    did you read the article you linked? the author says in the first sentence to take this with a grain of salt. if full of specualtion, guesses, and hypothesis. there is no evidence behind what is being said.

    seems to me like they had an empty page on their blog and needed to fill it with something :D
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    the entire article is based on this:

    after reading this, i completely dismissed all the information as rubbish.
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    It is full of speculation yes but there is a reason. Initial reports back in 2007 when the exclusivity deal was signed is that is was signed for 5 years. That was reported by a number of large news agencies as well. Now it's saying that they re-upped until the end of this year which would mean that there was no five year deal. Who knows? Point is no one really knows what the contract states or for how long it lasts.
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    If you read my 2nd message, I admitted as much but simply stated the reasoning (guesses to why it might be true) made sense. That's all.
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    I like turtles.
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    What? The last rumor that iPhone was coming in May isn't true? I'm shocked! Just like I was the last 5 rumors I heard about iPhone coming to Verizon. :rolleyes:

    I lol every time I see the rumor and lol every time I see the denial response. But you wait, it will get quiet again fro a couple of months then the rumors will start up again.

    This is never going to end.
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    True. you can kill this thread, I never should have posted it. Did it too fast, I will learn..

    (Sorry).
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    Don't worry about it. Who knows, it could be true! We have seen strangers things happen.
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    Kill this thread? Absolutely not and no reason to say sorry.

    These rumors are going to come if not from you then from someone else. And I hope you didn't take my response personally, it's just that I've heard it so often it's laughable. I wouldn't believe it unless Steve Jobs gives me a call and tells me. And then he better do it by Skype so I can make sure it's him. ;)
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    No, I have taken no offense, I was just slopping in reading the story and didn't realize how much speculation there was, I never would have posted it had I taken my time reading it. Very sloppy on my part.
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    This just in, the iphone might be able to fly, at least that's the latest rumor that no one cares about.
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    I think a few people around here already demonstrated that when they got their Droid.;)
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    Keep those rumors coming, it depends on the hour and the day and the rumors will change. Engadget says it looks like it is coming to Verizon with 4G LTE. Verizon iPhone chatter is getting harder (than usual) to ignore -- Engadget

    Alright, stop us if you've heard this one before -- but seriously, we've noticed an uptick on the tip lines here at Engadget in the last couple weeks that's becoming difficult to ignore. It's one thing to say "hey, the iPhone is launching on Verizon," but we're noticing a particular confluence of facts that has us intrigued: it'll drop sometime in Summer, possibly in concert with the announcement that Verizon's first commercial LTE networks have gone live, and -- tread carefully here, because this is pretty difficult to believe and we don't want to get your hopes up only to have them smashed into a million pieces -- it'll supposedly even be a 4G launch device. We've gotten surprisingly specific details both from Verizon employees and tipsters whose companies are supposedly under NDA with Verizon to test enterprise deployments of the handset later this year, and they're all sending basically this same message. Read on!

    Now, assuming there's even an iota of truth to this noise, we can say with some confidence that this thing won't be an LTE exclusive -- it obviously makes sense to include LTE as a publicity stunt (even if it's only used for data and not voice), but considering how limited Big Red's 4G footprint will be in the near term, there's little doubt that this would be a CDMA / LTE dual-mode deal capable of working anywhere in the carrier's network. Phones like the EVO 4G have certainly proven that there's interest in a high-end smartphone that's configured this way.

    Thing is, this isn't how Apple typically works -- at all. Three generations of iPhone prove conclusively that Cupertino is all about stringing the world along with incremental handset upgrades that are just barely evolutionary enough to make you want to shell out the cash, and what we've seen of the fourth-generation model suggests that strategy isn't slowing down any time soon. Demand for a Verizon iPhone is high enough so that it seems Apple could easily get away with a considerably less revolutionary CDMA-only model in 2010, saving LTE for a year or two down the road when the network is bigger, silicon is more efficient, and heck, who knows, maybe carriers will have even figured out voice implementations by then. If there's any carrier in North America that could singlehandedly twist Apple's arm into fast-forwarding Apple's R&D roadmap, though, it'd have to be Verizon with its 90 million-plus subscriber headcount. We suppose anything's possible as long as enough backs get scratched, and CEO Ivan Seidenberg has always struck us as the type of exec that'd just love to give AT&T a very public "screw you."

    Either way, it might just be a matter of Apple and Verizon agreeing on numbers. Both companies are known to be stubborn in negotiations, and we can see either of them walking away (just as Verizon famously did prior to the original iPhone launch) until the John Hancocks are on the dotted line. Stay tuned -- this should be an incredibly interesting Summer.