I found an interesting point by Dr. What? on a different tech blog: "So here is my question (preceded by a lot of exposition so bear with me): Apple has announced a new iPhone every year in june since the first one. They are announcing the new Verizon iPhone in January, and, as this article states, its probably just a CDMA version of already extant iPhone 4. Which means it will probably be released at the same time as or shortly after the press release. Which means that in less than 6 months, a new iPhone will come out that makes this one look lame, one that anyone who buys this one won't be eligible to upgrade to. So here's my question: Who are the idiots who are going to buy this phone then complain bitterly when the new one comes out this summer? And if everyone is smart enough to wait, what will happen if nearly no one buys the new Verizon iPhone at launch? Or is that not going to happen and will the CDMA version of the iPhone always come out 6 months after the GSM version?"