For those who give a damn. lol Verizon CEO Confirms Pursuit of iPhone - CBS News (CBS/AP) Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg says the company has told Apple that it wants to carry the iPhone. But he declined to say when - or even if - the popular smart phone will be available for Verizon Wireless customers. In remarks Tuesday before the Council on Foreign Relations, Seidenberg cited a recent Wall Street Journal report that said Apple is working on a version of the iPhone that would be compatible with Verizon's network. But he did not confirm the report or give any further details Tuesday. AT&T Inc. has exclusive rights to the iPhone in the United States. The company has been silent about the reports on the new iPhone model. Apple is expected to announce details on a new iPhone operating system Thursday in Cupertino, Calif.