CDMA iPhone (for Verizon?) rumored again, production could start next quarter
The long, long-rumored CDMA iPhone is making headlines again.
This time, Barron’s reports that Susquehanna Financial analyst Jeff Fidicaro did some “checks with Apple’s supply chain” and has concluded that 3 million CDMA iPhones should be manufactured in the fourth quarter of this year (which starts in October – meaning really soon).
The analyst doesn’t say when he expects the CDMA iPhone to be available for purchase, but we’ve heard more than once that this could happen in January 2011.
If a CDMA iPhone is indeed in the making (and I think it is), it will almost certainly be available through Verizon (and maybe Sprint, too) in the US.
As mentioned before, the Verizon iPhone is probably just an iPhone 4 with CDMA/EvDo radios, so it should have a 640 x 960 pixels Retina Display, 5MP camera, HD video recording, 1GHz processor, and all the other features you’re likely already familiar with.
Lots of customers can hardly wait to buy an iPhone from Verizon, and Apple surely knows this. That’s why I think it’s only a matter of time before a CDMA iPhone gets to be announced.