iPhone on Verizon Killed

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Well Verizon did this to themselves, because of their ads bashing AT&T and the iphone and propping up the Droid, you will never see an iPhone on Verizon, and personally I never thought it would happen anyway. Read Below:






    Rumor: Apple kills Verizon deal, will announce iPhone 4G alongside tablet on January 27th event Apple
    Written by Paul Paliath on Thursday, January 07, 2010


    We’ve received a tip from an industry source claiming that, alongside the Apple Tablet announcement rumored to take place at Apple’s January 27th press event, we can also expect the official unveiling of the iPhone 4G. According to the tipster, the iPhone 4G will not go out on sale immediately; as with the Apple Tablet, this is merely an announcement in a event that appears to be focused on mobile devices. The source didn’t provide us with any additional information regarding the device itself.

    However, the source did have a rather interesting bit of information: Apple has supposedly killed the Verizon deal. Permanently. Why? All that was said is that Apple wishes to focus on and remain with ATT. The source added that Verizon’s recent ads (most notably the Droid campaign, which directly attacked the iPhone) were a contributing factor in the decision. The iPhone 4G will still retain its 4G functionality, though.

    As this information isn’t official and set in stone yet, it should all be taken with a grain of salt. We’ll find out what the case is on the 27th though, and GeekSmack will try to find out more on this.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Can you please post a link to whatever the site was from which you quoted that?
     
  3. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I'm a bit surprised that Apple wouldn't just write it off as aggressive business; continuing to pursue greater market share by adding a US carrier.
     
  4. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    Why would Apple want to go to Verizon? Its a CDMA is a dying technology.
     
  5. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Why would Apple announce the iPhone 4g on the 27th?:confused:
     
  6. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I can't believe Apple would miss out on selling the iPhone to the millions of Verizon customers because of an ad campaign. I know there are some big egos at both companies, but the idea of this for the stated reasons is just ridiculous.

    I doubt we will see the 4G iPhone at this event, but it wouldn't surprise me for us to get a preview of the 4.0 iPhone software.
     
  7. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Here's the thing: if Apple was going to launch the iPhone on Verizon they would have to have been in negotiations for a while. For Verizon to put out those ads when they were on negotiations to carry the iPhone would show a great deal of lack of respect on their part.
     
  8. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    exactly my question!:confused:

    as for the deal...verizon didn't really expect a contract from apple after all those advertisements?
     
  9. donaldig macrumors newbie

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    That's very sad to hear!!
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
    You dont throw dirt and attack someone you want to be in business with.
     
  11. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Well, if they were going to stick with AT@T, why would they roll out a 4g phone if AT&T was having so much trouble with 3G, etc. Educate the ignorant please.:)
     
  12. bradl macrumors 68040

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    The bigger question: If Verizon actually expected a deal or contract, they wouldn't have laughed Jobs out of the building the first time he pitched the iPhone to them, n'est-ce pas?

    BL.
     
  13. anjinha macrumors 604

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    The next iPhone isn't going to be 4G. :rolleyes: Unless you mean 4G as in 4th generation...
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    4G as in 4th Generation iphone release.
    4G/LTE is not up and running at all besides a few test cities in the US.
     
  15. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    that was kind of my point...:rolleyes:;)
     
  16. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    i hope this is not true! why bother introducing a faster and more featured phone when your damn partnered carrier can't presenting handle the traffic??

    king jobs must really have thin skin to blow off verizon just b/c of some ad campaign. :rolleyes:
     
  17. perm macrumors newbie

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    I love the Iphone but ATT is the very wink link Verizon is miles ahead
     
  18. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Maybe because there's a world outside of the U.S. where the iPhone works really well.
     
  19. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    I doubt Jobs ever visited Verizon, and it certainly wasn't a quick decision.

    According to the WSJ and other histories, Apple reps tried off and on for almost a year to get Verizon to make a deal for their phone project.

    Of course, Apple never showed it to them (it didn't even exist for most of that time), so the only example Verizon could go from was the last so-called iPod phone: the ROKR. Not exactly a glowing example. Even Jobs hated that one.
     
  20. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    In terms of coverage yes, but I am not sure about making a CDMA iPhone...
     
  21. Markisss88 macrumors regular

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    i coulda swore an analyst claimed last week that a Verizon iphone was definitely coming, i heard it on the radio too. TRUST none, i dont think anyone knows the actual truth, we will find out in a couple weeks.
     
  22. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Exactly, do you think they will announce a new iPhone 6 months after the 3gS was released?
     
  23. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    i want to go to that world, b/c mine at nyc ATT sucks.

    for all we know this article could be one of those purposeful leaks from cupertino to stir up all the apple fundamentalists...
     
  24. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    This is the part that makes me call B.S. more then the Verizon death. It seemed clear a couple of weeks ago that Verizon was still wanting a deal with Apple as they publicly said that they were ready when Apple came to them. That and the current ad campaign combined with Apple's desire for secrecy leads me to believe that until Verizon shuts up completely – it's just evidence that there is no deal.
     

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