Verizon iPhone 4 Could be Announced at CES

BGR had some interesting thoughts in an article published today. They are hinting at the AT&T [T] iPhone exclusivity ending within the next few weeks, ie 31st December this year. They then go on to suggest that Verizon [VZ], who is taking the stage at CES 2011 in early January could invite Steve Jobs on to stage to announce the Verizon iPhone 4.

Verizon will actually be announcing its 4G network (well, LTE as it’s not really 4G), at CES which makes the likely hood of Steve Jobs joining them on stage a little less of a possibility as we assume the iPhone 4 will not be compatible with Verizon’s new network unless it has some fancy chipset inside.

What BGR also go on to say is that Steve Jobs could instead hold an event at the end of January and announce a new iPhone 4 for Verizon with some very “to be taken with a pinch of salt” rumours indicating that the iPhone would have global compatibility, meaning GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA/LTE + CDMA all in one chipset.

Although we’ve heard plenty of rumours about the AT&T and Apple [AAPL] contract ending at the end of this year, we are not so sure Steve Jobs would piggy back on to anothers event to announce it. We think, if the Verizon iPhone rumours are true, that a separate event will be held.

It’s certainly food for thought and not too far away till we find out for sure either way.

Via: BGR


  1. That would be great if Verizon does get the iphone, I will go the first day and wait in line to get the iphone 4 because I really want it, and it sucks I just sold my old iPhone for like $400 because I didn’t think verizon was not going to get it.

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