With the new information, wouldn't a Verizon iPhone announcement make sense?
If the recent rumors that the Apple Tablet will run on Verizon's network are true, then wouldn't it make perfect sense to announce that the iPhone would be coming to Verizon as well in the same event? It would be more like a Verizon partnership announcement with two products, instead of announcing the tablet now and then the iPhone (if it is coming) in June.
What do you think?
Last edited by Tigercat212; 01-20-2010 at 05:21 PM.
- 01-20-2010, 05:29 PM #2
This is just my opinion.....which is often wrong
Verizon has been bashing the iPhone and AT&T with it's iCan't commercials. I'd like to think Apple doesn't take too kind to a company spending millions of dollars slandering their product but then partner up with them.
Also, on the blog side of this site, lots of people are saying that it doesn't make sense to have the iPhone on a network in which you can't make a call and pull up a note/number/address at the same time.
I personally don't see Apple designing and manufacturing two phones with different chipsets anyway. I would think this would drive the price up which is usually passed on to the consumer.
I think we'll probably see the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 along with some other things.
Again, just my opinion.
The lack of multitasking on Verizon would be a problem, but then again, I doubt that will be a dealbreaker for many people.
Again, if they generate enough revenue from the new sales to outweigh the production costs, it would be a win for Apple, even if they take a bit of a risk at the beginning.
Just my opinion as well.
- 01-20-2010, 05:49 PM #4
- 01-20-2010, 07:05 PM #5
Well I'm on a Blackberry with Verizon and switching to AT&T to get me a iphone cause this blackberry is turning into a wackberry... As soon as I get my taxes . But honestly I haven't been to happy with a lot of things with Verizon. Their coverage is great. But the way handle data is lame. Can't surf the web while I'm on a call. And I can only send 160 character sms's. The internet is sloooowww too. And where I live AT&T's coverage has gotten better. Who knows Apple may want to create something new you never know.
- 01-20-2010, 07:19 PM #6
It's tough to call. Here are my predictions:
1) No Verizon iPhone. To announce it now would kill sales and to make a 3gs now with the 4.0 around the corner makes no sense. Also, I think the Apple/AT&T monopoly will continue.
2) No iPhone OS 4.0 announcement. That's March. Don't blow your mindshare/hype wad all on one day.
3) No next gen iPhone news. That's June. For same reasons as 2.
4) Upgraded Macs, some software tweaks, announcement about sales, market share
5)... and one more thing- tablet. My guess? It will be on AT&T, be basically a bigger iPhone, with a touch more OS X function, aluminum casing, and be $500-$600 as a subsidized price. Expect a high-end netbook fighter with Kindle capability. Any cheaper and it will cannibalize the iPhone. Any more expensive and nobody will buy it. This is the tablet's trick- it's not a Kindle fighter or a tablet. Everybody is worried about it being a tablet. Misdirection. It is Apple's take on a netbook.
- 01-20-2010, 08:05 PM #7
- 01-20-2010, 09:27 PM #9
Verizon Carrier ID Spotted?
Supposedly, an iPhone with a Verizon carrier ID has been found in the San Fran area, as shown in the widely circulated screenshot below:
photos.macnn.c0m/news/1001/iphone-verizonrumorlg1.jpg (replace the 0 with an o)
While this would make sense if they are testing one, isn't it very easy to change the carrier name from an app (can't remember the name right now) in Cydia?
- 01-22-2010, 08:42 AM #11
- 01-22-2010, 08:54 AM #12
One should not make hard choices on the basis of hype. If it is not for sale to all comers, on a reasonable delivery schedule, at a published price, One might well take the AT&T microcell as an example. it is vapor ware. Vapor ware is called that because it is at best ephemeral and is prone to disappear all together. Its very purpose is to distort current decisions.
Vapor ware is more prevalent in some industries than in others. It is highly favored in the wireless communication industry, where history is used in place of vision for allocating capital.
- 01-22-2010, 09:14 AM #13
The microcell exists. It's just not widely available to people which is different. vaporware is something that they keep saying will exist but does not exist yet for anyone outside the company to use or buy.
I have been reading threads about the recent rumors on other forums, and the main thing I hear is that a.) Verizon's network is going to crash due to the "flood" of new traffic and that b.) AT&T is better because you can talk and surf the web simultaneously.
I just wanted to share my own thoughts on these two topics. First off, I read recently that Verizon had strengthened its network and I recall the Verizon CEO saying that they were prepared to handle the traffic of the iPhone if it was brought to Verizon. Now, we'll see if that's actually true when this actually happens, but I'm confident on the reliability of the network.
Secondly, the "talk and surf" feature boasted about by the AT&T ads, while they are true now, won't really be applicable as soon as two years in the future because of LTE. Now, I'm no expert on cellular technologies, but LTE is going to be the new standard shared by all networks, right? So, would that mean that when it is rolled out, Verizon customers would be able to "talk and surf" as well? If this was the case, it would only be a few years before this would happen, although an article from last July said that back then they were already testing LTE in select markets, and that "The source, which has been knowledgeable about such things in the past, says that Verizon is racing to have its LTE service ready to go in a bunch of markets for Q1 2010." It still hasn't been made clear whether the rumored Verizon iPhone will solely had a CDMA radio in it, but would it be possible for them to have the CDMA radio in there but also the LTE radio so that when this new technology comes into play, "old" iPhone users won't be left behind? If this were the case, then wouldn't it also be possible for users in the select testing markets to be able to use their iPhones on the LTE network and then fall-back onto CDMA when the LTE service gets shaky? Does this even have a chance of happening? Because in that case, wouldn't Verizon iPhone users in those select markets be able to "talk and surf?"
Just my $.02
- 01-24-2010, 02:30 AM #15
OK, but two years is an eternity!! I'm just glad I was already a pretty satisfied AT&T customer before getting a smartphone, so I didn't have to choose between staying on one of the other carriers and what is the coolest smartphone out there!
Check out this very interesting report that I just found: AT&T Insiders Report iPhone Exclusivity Going Away On Wednesday - HotHardware
If this is true, it would most likely mean a VZW iPhone announced on Wednesday. Sure, we never no, but if that report is true, it would be quite a coincidence that these two things coincide on the same exact day.
- 01-24-2010, 03:09 PM #17
- 01-24-2010, 10:50 PM #18
I will be happy to accommodate them. If I am such a pain for them, I will leave them in a minute. particularly if an alternate carrier will let me run PDANet so that I can drop my Verizon MiFi. I will just save the GSM phone for when I leave the US. I will keep data service, but drop voice to the least cost contract, on AT&T until I return from Singapore in July. Then I will drop them like a hot rock.
- 01-25-2010, 08:56 AM #19
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- 01-26-2010, 09:20 AM #22