Rumors begin in June 2010 of a Verizon iPhone release in January 2011. August 2010, AT&T's filing with the SEC states in a nutshell that they need to diversify their phone offerings to prevent relying on a single handset. The filing also makes note of exclusivity arrangements ending with handsets. October 6, 2010 The Wall Street Journal, Apples preferred source to release information advises that mass production has begun on iPhone 4 for Verizon. WSJ says it will be released in January. Bloomberg also vetted the information through separate sources. This time frame would be accurate for a 1st quarter release of millions of Verizon iPhones. The WSJ is as reputable as it comes for info on Apple. Fall of 2010 after a slow start AT&T begins a heavy push of Android and WP7. Apple and Verizon stocks begin to rise on speculation of a Verizon iPhone. Market analyst now suggest that both companies stock prices include the allowance for an upcoming Verizon iPhone. Both Apple and Verizon remain silent. Analyst have reported that a stock backlash would occur from angry investors if the Verizon iPhone were untrue. December 25, 2010 Skype shows a Verizon logo in a How to article for it's Skype for iPhone. It was later pulled off the site. January 2, 2011 Case Mate's website shows an iPhone 4 case for a Verizon iPhone. It was also pulled from the site. January 5, 2011 Smartphone Medic and Global Direct Parts release pictures and video of what appears to be an updated iPhone 4 case. The video is later pulled due to infringement. The case neither confirms or denies the existence of a Verizon iPhone. January 6, 2011 AT&T begins selling the iPhone 3GS for $49 to lock in customers prior to the Verizon iPhone launch. The push for Android was exacerbated at CES by AT&T with the announcement of 12 new android devices being deployed. Verizon changes it's new every two policy and it's replacement policy. The new every two allowed early upgrade options and the replacement policy allowed phone exchange for nearly any reason. This is believed to be being phased out to keep customers from upgrading early to the iPhone and to keep customers from replacing iPhones.* Rumors on Macrumors begin surfacing of Verizon limiting vacation time at the end of January. It is later confirmed by several sources that Apple is blacking out vacation time the last week of January through the middle of February. BGR reports from a reliable source that Apple has frozen vacation February 3rd through the 6th Thursday-Sunday. January 7, 2011 Verizon sends out invitations for an event in New York on January 11, 2011 at 11AM. This is confirmed by several sources as the Verizon iPhone launch. That's it, it's coming.