Verizon iPhone to be finally announced on January 11 (it’s no iPhone 5)
All those who want to buy a Verizon iPhone will likely be able to do it soon, as the largest North American carrier might announce its own iPhone next week.
According to The Wall Street Journal and a source “familiar with the matter”, Verizon and Apple will hold an event on January 11 in New York, where a CDMA version of the iPhone should be officially unveiled – it’s no iPhone 5, though. It will be just a CDMA iPhone 4.
It’s not clear yet if the Verizon iPhone will support the carrier’s new 4G / LTE network (like some of the new Android smartphones showcased at CES 2011), but, if we’re to believe previous rumors, it will not. Even so, I’m absolutely certain that lots and lots of Verizon customers will rush to stores as soon as the iPhone becomes available to them.
Just yesterday, AT&T – currently the only US carrier to offer Apple’s smartphone – lowered the price of the iPhone 3GS to only $49 on contract. This does seem to be a sign that the Verizon iPhone is finally coming.
There’s still no word on when exactly Verizon will start selling the iPhone, and neither for what price. We’ll probably find out on Tuesday.