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Verizon Executive Potentially Hints at iPhone Launch in Fourth Quarter 2012

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As noted by CNET, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo made a comment during today's earnings release conference call that many are interpreting as a hint that the next-generation iPhone will be launching in the fourth quarter of this year.
Apple's next iteration of the iPhone could drop in the fourth quarter.

That's according to Verizon CFO Fran Shammo, who hinted at the possible timing during the company's quarterly conference call today with a vague reference to a major phone the carrier expects to launch in the fourth quarter.
Shammo's exact statement was captured by The Verge:
When asked what might have held customers back from upgrading their devices in Q2, Shammo said that "of course there's always that, uh, rumor mill out there with a new phone coming out there in the fourth quarter, so people may be waiting." While there's a chance that he was referring to the next Nexus phone, this felt more like a thinly-veiled reference to the oft-rumored "new iPhone."
Rumors have been pegging the launch of the next-generation iPhone for the September/October timeframe, but with Verizon's fourth quarter not starting until October 1, Shammo's comment would point toward the latter half of the rumored timeframe.




Rendering of next-generation iPhone based on leaked parts and rumors
Shammo could pass his comments off as simply an acknowledgment of the circulating rumors with no inside information coloring his perspective, but observers searching for any hints of Apple's plans are clearly wondering whether the timeframe mentioned by Shammo was indeed based on Apple's schedule.

Last year, Shammo spoke out several times on Apple's iPhone plans, confirming that what became the iPhone 4S would be a world-mode phone capable of operating on both GSM and CDMA networks and noting that Verizon would launch the device simultaneously with AT&T despite Verizon having launched the iPhone 4 midway through its lifecycle.

Article Link: Verizon Executive Potentially Hints at iPhone Launch in Fourth Quarter 2012
 

FakeWozniak

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Year after year, there has always been a new iPhone. It's inevitable. I just hope to see the iPhone 5 before the Mayan calendar ends.
 
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patseguin

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Hw can this be accurate? I thought the screen was suppose to go edge to edge?
 
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Raftysworld

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Can we please stop calling it the iPhone 5? It's either the iPhone 6, iPhone 4GS, iPhone 4ST (T = Tall) or iPhone XL. iPhone 5 makes NO sense and would just cause all kinds of confusion.
 
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x-evil-x

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Can we please stop calling it the iPhone 5? It's either the iPhone 6, iPhone 4GS, iPhone 4ST (T = Tall) or iPhone XL. iPhone 5 makes NO sense and would just cause all kinds of confusion.

give it up...
who really cares
 
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Darrensk8

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Can we please stop calling it the iPhone 5? It's either the iPhone 6, iPhone 4GS, iPhone 4ST (T = Tall) or iPhone XL. iPhone 5 makes NO sense and would just cause all kinds of confusion.

Can we please stop turning these threads into a naming battle :(
 
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illitrate23

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Was anyone seriously considering that they'd release it in September? October was always the expected release month - it was October last year wasn't it?
 
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-LikesMac-

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Inevitable; this isn't news.

Naming battle is sort of irrelevant too, though I think the new iPhone will be called just that. The New iPhone.
 
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Vulpinemac

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While the next iPhone is definitely a possibility, you can't ignore the probability of a Windows 8 phone as well. Windows phone OSes may be having a hard time of it for now, but I believe as people become familiar with Win8 itself, they'll see the advantages of having a phone OS that is intimately integrated with their desktop PCs. It's an advantage that only Apple enjoys at the moment.
 
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nick_elt

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Can we please stop calling it the iPhone 5? It's either the iPhone 6, iPhone 4GS, iPhone 4ST (T = Tall) or iPhone XL. iPhone 5 makes NO sense and would just cause all kinds of confusion.

I would love to downvote this. Build a bridge. And get over it.
 
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peb123

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Was this article really "post-worthy"?

Should be titled "Verizon Executive Hints at the BLOODY OBVIOUS!"
 
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Vulpinemac

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And then the iPhone 7 would be called the New New iPhone? :rolleyes:

Other than the iPhone itself, what Apple products use a numerical designator for its generation model? It's not the iMac (I have an iMac Extreme) or the Mac Pro; it's not the MacBook or the iPod, so why should the iPhone continue to have a designator?

I'm not saying it won't, but at the same time I wouldn't be surprised if they do drop it, either.
 
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caligomez

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So basically, a Verizon executive stated that there's going to a be new iPhone out between October and December...

Why is this newsworthy again?
 
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