Verizon having big announcement Jan 11th in NYC
The Verizon iPhone Will Be Announced on January 11
UPDATED: Would Apple let Verizon introduce their iPhone in New York on Jan 11? | TiPb
Verizon holding event Tuesday in NYC -- but for what? -- Engadget
I think the fact the gizmodo wasn't invited to the VZW event for a change almost cinches it's gonna be the iPhone announcment
- 01-07-2011, 05:29 PM #2
I did a speed test this morning and i'm 12-15 mins west of Cleveland in a suburb and got speeds of almost 5 Mbps download and 1.5 Mbps upload ... I'm real happy with AT&T here.. and anywhere else i've been for the most part, more 3G coverage would be nice.. but i'm usually wifi anywhere it's EDGE anyways so who cares lol
- 01-07-2011, 07:16 PM #4iPhone Intermediate
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I wonder if it will work the the super fast Verizon 4g deployed in some markets. Apple stock has been on the march lately. The company now is worth more than Microsoft and is closing on Exxon. The run up could be in anticipation of this and that the iPhone on Verizon's 4g will be by far the hottest setup on earth.
- 01-07-2011, 07:33 PM #5
AT&T definitely better step up their game because Verizon is going to be STACKED with all the latest and greatest Android devices and now an iPhone. In my opinion AT&Ts current crop of Android devices don't even really compare to what Verizon has to offer.
In somewhat related news I'm anxious to see how much better AT&Ts network improves with the less stress it will get from people switching over to Verizon.
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- 01-07-2011, 09:44 PM #8
It's to announce the 4G pricing plan... how pissed would the tech world be?
I still don't think it's the iPhone. Or at the very least can't believe it. I agree that this is not the iPhone 5. That's Steve's baby. But if it's a iPhone 4 then I can't see how this is gonna make anybody happy.
If it's an iPhone 4, then what happens in June? Is the iPhone 5 an AT&T exclusive? Then you **** off Verizon users who feel like they're stuck with second rate tech.
OK, then keep the iPhone 4 for another year- then you **** off the AT&T faithful and really hurt the brand.
OK, so then offer a CDMA or LTE iPhone 5 in June. Then you really **** off people who got a iPhone 4 next week.
OK, so then compromise- offer a... iPhone 4GS, just a rewarmed iPhone 4 to make the Verizon users not feel so bad. Then you **** off the AT&T users and Verizon buyers that were waiting. And you have the controversy like the 3GS- that Apple got lazy, but more so since Android is a whole lot more popular then that time.
- 01-07-2011, 10:39 PM #9
Or it's the same ol' iPhone 4 and in a few months, they have the option to get an iPhone 5 at it's regular price. Some will be pissed, some will wait knowing there is an iPhone 5 coming around the corner. Someone will be pissed no matter what. And you know what?? It'll still by the millions and that's the end of that.
- 01-07-2011, 10:55 PM #10
and I'm sure I forgot a few more etc..
That lineup with a CDMA iPhone beats out AT&Ts lineup without a doubt in my opinion. AT&T could have the same number of choices, but simply put not the same quality.
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Just because they bring an iPhone to verizon doesn't mean they can't bring a new iPhone 5 months later. And those people who are pissed when iPhone 5 comes out only have themselves to blame because if they took the time to research they'd know not to buy an iPhone until June.
- 01-08-2011, 10:42 AM #19
If it were an iPad 2 announcement would gizmodo be invited? I would think that iPhone fiasco put gizmodo on the blacklist for all Apple events. And with Verizon trying to hook up with Apple and Apple being controlling, I don't see it as a big stretch for Verizon to blacklist gizmodo as well as a favor to Apple.
Aside from that, I don't think the Verizon iPhone will have the immediate impact that everybody thinks it will have.
I'm on the fence and I'm gonna stay there for a bit more.
- 01-08-2011, 10:45 AM #20
Pretty exciting news, good to see more options for the iPhone in the US, I hope it forces at&t to be a little bit more competitive. I will agree with those above though, the Atrix looks like a fantastic device! ... I might have to pick one up just because.
- 01-09-2011, 10:23 AM #22
Definitely an iPhone 5 will be here in June for AT&T, that much we can say for sure. But it's still all a mystery on the Verizon side. Too many what-ifs, too many questions.
-we don't know what the Verizon iPhone is like yet- is it just a iPhone 4, 4.5, a 5? CDMA? LTE? Does it come in white?
-AT&T and Apple had a 5yr agreement, what happened, were there any concessions made to AT&T? Like iPhone 5 is a AT&T exclusive in 2011?
But at the same time, nobody should be shocked if another Verizon iPhone is announced in June.
I wouldn't be suprised if Verizon/Apple are betting that demand for the Verizon iPhone is so strong and the experience is so good that they can release an iPhone 4 now and an iPhone 5 in June and that any anger will be short-lived and the love will continue for the iPhone. Hell, the iPhone had the price drop fiasco, why EDGE the first time around, 3GS was a lazy cop out, antenna gate, criticism for the glass back, and especially AT&T's lousy service and it's still the smartphone to beat. That says something.
Really, how much damage can a Verizon iPhone 5 in June do? Consumers will whine and ***** for about a month, the tech blogs will be filled with angry rants and "Why I'm leaving the iPhone- the Verizon fiasco" and "Steve Jobs- the Gordon Gekko of Silicon Valley?" editorials. Then life goes on.
Remember, it's far easier to sign up for a phone/service than it is to switch.
Like I said before, this early release of the Verizon iPhone will **** some group of users off. No matter what. Apple and Verizon will get some flak for this.
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I'll be switching over to VZW for one simple reason. The 3G coverage for ATT in the midwest is extremely sparse. Take a look at western Wisconsin. There isn't even a peep of 3G being shown. That is where many of the folks will join VZW.
- 01-09-2011, 12:34 PM #25iPhone Intermediate
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Yeah, here AT&T coverage stinks as well. People give up the iPhone reluctantly so they can make phone calls from time to time. It's why I chose an unlocked iPhone. I didn't want to be stuck with a phone which has so poor coverage.
As to people dropping Android at VZW when the iPhone is out, ha. Today Apple is so big that to many it's like IBM once was or MSFT is - the establishment. Android is the upstart going against the big boy of Apple & so many think it heroic to go Android.
I'm sticking to iOS, but gee, I'd sure like to break free of iTunes...