It seems that Apple and Verizon are having some “high level” discussion regarding the possibility of having an iPhone deal. With the end of AT&T’s contract with Apple sometime within this year, Verizon is anticipated to release Apple’s iPhone starting next year which is estimated to happen in the month of January. Both the official spokesperson of Verizon and Apple refuse to make any remarks regarding this issue since there is no official announcement regarding this matter that has been made as of present.
The iPhone has been exclusively distributed by AT&T since June 2007 and has been the toughest competitor of Verizon ever since. It cannot be denied that the iPhone had helped AT&T increased its subscribers. However, AT&T has faced some quality issues which are really difficult to ignore.
With Verizon and Apple working together, the wheel of fortune will definitely take a different turn; the iPhone will surely increase it sales with Verizon having more than 92.8 million customers who is estimated to buy about 3 million iPhones per quarter. According to sources, Apple will exclusively produce an iPhone version for a CDMA wireless network which is entirely different with AT&Ts GSM technology.
Verizon is currently on the process of upgrading its network to a 4th generation wireless technology known as”LTE”. With this development it is possible to create phones that will work on both the CDMA and LTE networks. Thus, it will make a really great partnership if the deal with Apple pushes through. Although it is believed that Apple won’t bring the iPhone to Verizon until its 4G network is already in place.
If Verizon will succeed, it will surely be a great loss on the part of AT&T. Apple most likely would still like to maintain a good relationship with AT&T even its exclusive contract is about to end. With this we can say that it is the consumers who will greatly benefit from the situation.
Although this iPhone deal between Apple and Verizon has not yet been finally announced, a lot of speculations and rumors regarding this issue have been coming out. Only time will tell if these rumors are true or not. For the mean time, let’s just wait for any further developments and hope for the best.
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