Previous articles showed an analysis of Apple's WWDC to reveal AT&T is the limiting factor for Apple's progress and that Apple is not happy with AT&T over this. For example, the current iPhone supports MMS, tethering, and up to 7.2Mbps, but AT&T does not. In a Charlie Rose interview last night with Verizon's CEO, Mr. Rose asked Mr. Seidenberg (CEO) if Verizon would carry the iPhone at some point. He called it Apple’s decision.. Verizon expects to launch its fourth-generation network later this year or early next year, he said, and Apple will decide whether to build a new chip for that technology. So think about this... by saying "it's Apple's decision," he is essentially saying that Verizon welcomes Apple and the decision now is not Verizon's but Apple's. From Apple's standpoint, Apple has already developed and is selling a "3.5G" iPhone that can go up to 7.2Mbps for the network that AT&T will not begin building until the end of this year and not complete until somewhere around the end of 2011 or during 2012. So the division of Apple that works on chip sets for the data connection (EDGE, 3G, 3.5G, 4G) has nothing to do for the next two years ... except to begin work on a 4G chip. And, the only network that the 4G chip will be able to fulfill it's potential on will be Verizon's network (Sprint, also, or no? I don't know much about Sprint). So, considering Apple's current position that AT&T is their limiting factor, their exclusive agreement expires at the end of 2011, and Verizon has a 4G network and is welcome to Apple, it is possible that Apple could begin talking to Verizon and begin planning the an [additional] version of the iPhone for Verizon's network. http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/06/23/verizon-ceo-on-iran-iphones-and-android/#mod=yahoo_hs (the article also mentions the new Motorola Google Android phones) And amidst all of this, let's not forget that the FCC is investigating "exclusive carrier-handset agreements," which if ruled to be broken up, could make the next iPhone on Verizon much, much more likely. Personally, I don't care whether my carrier is named "AT&T" or "Verizon," as long as I have the best phone on the best network, and at a monthly price that doesn't make me say "How Much ???"