Wouldnt Apple "have" to announce an iPhone for Verizon soon?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bbplayer5, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Since the Nexus One is coming to more carriers, they might be forcing Apples hand a bit... The Nexus One didnt do too well in sales so far because its on T-Mobile. Since Verizon is releasing it this spring sometime, Apple will most likely try to cannibalize sales by announcing a Verizon phone for a June release. This would stop people from buying the Nexus one for sure...

    This is a win win for Apple. They will pretty much dominate the market from here on out. I switched to Verizon in November and its been great!
  2. MaCDUDE00 macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2009
  3. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    True lol... people would probably just buy it anyway :) It would be good for both carriers for Verizon to get it really. Less traffic for AT&T, and more options for Verizon.

    Honestly dont think it will happen though... just a gut feeling.
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    No, they don't.
  5. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    +1 agree/ doesn't apple's contract with at&t end in 2011?:confused: or something.:p
  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    It ends this year. We are unsure whether that means June 29, 2010 or December 31, 2010.
  7. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    Will Dumb verizon threads ever stop is my question.:rolleyes:
  8. 1999ncsu macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2007
    I would think Apple would have to announce it soon to keep people from buying the droid/nexus one/Palm. My guess is there will be a Verizon iPhone this year, but we won't hear about it on the 27th.
  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Everyone seems to forget this.

    Unless something has changed, nothing is confirmed? And I thought it was five years?
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
  11. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Most predictions suggest that the new tablet will be offered through multiple carriers including Verizon. The iPhone will most likely remain just on AT+T due to the AT+T contract.
  12. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
  13. alm99 macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2008
    There is more than likely an agreement between VZW and Apple to NOT announce the VZW iPhone early. By announcing the iPhone early it hurts VZW chances of selling their current smart phones now and the near future, gaining that revenue months before the iPhone comes to VZW at the end of the 2nd quarter.
  14. azsprty macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    Man your so cool with your awesome pointless post :rolleyes:
  15. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    The "five years" that was originally widely reported, came from a Verizon executive's comment making fun of the idea that people would want to get "stuck on ATT for five years". It was never believable to anyone in the business.

    When the 3G came out, AT&T announced that the first model's contract was over, letting us know that the contract for the first model was only for a year... a far more believable term.

    At that time, "AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced it will be the exclusive U.S. provider of the new iPhone 3G..." and said they'd signed another contract without revenue sharing, but with customer subsidies.

    It was widely expected (and reported) that the 3G/3GS exclusivity was for two years, which would end this summer. Other reports of ATT wanting to extend exclusivity support this idea, along with the ATT CEO talking about life after Apple.
  16. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Unfortunately, not until the iPhone hits Verizon.

    Personally, I hope that happens very soon for two reasons:

    1. All the people that have crappy AT&T service (fortunately I'm not one of them) can get an iPhone on Verizon and have a whole new network to bitch about, and
    2. AT&T's network will be "snappier" because there will be fewer iPhone users
  17. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    Verizon would skip HSPDA entirely and go for LTE. No reason to start building a GSM network when LTE will supersede both CMDA and GSM technologies up to this point.
  18. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    There is *NO* HSPA activity in Verizon, and there will never be any.

    VzW is firmly committed to two things:

    1) The existing CDMA/EVDO network.

    2) LTE

    They (well, actually their vendors) will also be working on handoffs between CDMA/DO and LTE. Down the road they'll figure out how to handle voice on LTE, my guess is that they'll offer multi-mode handsets that use the CDMA network for voice (also called Circuit-Switched Fallback, or CSFB).

    End of story.
  19. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    They might have to announce it a little ahead of time to avoid the news leaking from the FCC approval process for a CMDA iPhone. That's why they preannounced the original iPhone, after all.

    I doubt the Nexus One would make any difference to Apple's release/announcement plans (it hasn't been selling that well anyway, right?).
  20. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2009
    South Tampa
    almost as cool as you?

    back on topic, the Nexus One is no more of a threat than any other previous "iPhone killer". Ya it has features that the iPhone doesn't, but so has every other phone that's come out since the iPhone's launch, and none have done as well as any of the iPhone models. And after the smear campaign that Verizon began, Apple is probably stick with AT&T
  21. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Already figured out and demonstrated a couple of years ago, although the first one on the actual Verizon LTE network was done last August.

    Most LTE users, including Verizon, agreed on a voice standard a few months ago.

    Yep, I think they're already being used in testing the LTE networks in Boston, Seattle and other cities.

    That was simply Jobs' excuse. They could've kept the FCC submittal private right up to just before sales launch if they'd wished. Apple preannounced the first iPhone to build hype, to give people a chance to get off their contracts, and to try to shunt aside any publicity for other finger-friendly and multi-touch phones that were trying to get noticed around the same time.
  22. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Besides all other points brought up about this, I think Verizon themselves would like to take center stage and be the ones to announce they are offering iPhone on their network.
  23. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Kettle meet Pot.

    Anyway, no they don't have to, the iphone has something no other phone has the majority of the MINDSHARE. Why else would basically every other company be trying to make their own copy of it? (points to palm for trying something different)
  24. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    As long as there are dumb Verizonites, no.
  25. nullx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2009
    Wilmington/Jacksonville, NC

    Honestly, I really doubt the iPhone will come to Verizon until a 4th revision of the iPhone is out(or iPhone OS 5.0 is out). Verizon was said to have been testing GMRS in select cities, versus their normal CMDA. So far nothing of this has sprouted up again, so that leads me to believe that they arent supporting it, or havent made any progress on the matter. Personally, I could care less if the iPhone reached Verizon. My contract with them ends later this year (iirc) and by that time, I'll be with AT&T or T-Mobile. Verizon is crap.

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