Report: Verizon to Sell iPhones In Early 2011 (and This Time It Sounds Like This Is Real)

Oct 7, 2010  •  Post A Comment

UPDATE 12:25 PM, PT, on 10/7/2010…fixed typos in first paragraph. No substantial changes.

Here’s another report that Verizon will sell Apple’s iPhone as soon as early next year. It comes from the Wall Street Journal and it sounds credible to a number of Apple Insiders. [Since the WSJ is behind a pay wall and may charge you to read the story, we are also linking to another story with this information at DailyTech.com that is accessible for free.

According to the DailyTech piece, "The [WSJ] report offers a lot of compelling details to support its claims that the Verizon iPhone is real. It claims that Pegatron Technology Corp., a contract manufacturer subsidiary of Taiwanese electronics giant Asustek Computer Inc. won the contract to produce the phone. And reportedly Qualcomm is providing the CDMA chipset for the new phone, though the form factor will stay the same."

Furthermore, DailyTech says, "Verizon Communications Inc. President Lowell McAdam refused to confirm or deny the rumors of an Apple deal, stating, "At some point our business interests are going to align. I fully expect it, but I don’t have anything to say."

DailyTech also notes, "The need for a Verizon iPhone is illustrated most clearly by subscriber numbers. According to market researchers at Comscore, in August 2009 there were only 866,000 Android smartphones, compared to 7.8 million iPhones in the U.S. In August 2010 Android had exploded to 10.9 million phones, while Apple managed an impressive, but lesser growth to 13.5 million handsets."

DailyTech concludes, "Android eventually passing Apple seems inevitable, even if Apple does launch a Verizon iPhone, but the new phone could send the already profitable company soaring to new heights in profitability."


  1. What a bind this new story puts Verizon into. They deny the rumors to protect their current business (for example, I won’t upgrade my phone today if I think the iPhone is coming in 2011). Verizon has to generate cash-flow now, not in 2011. So they can tell the truth and lose business, or lie and fool people. But will customers thus fooled be likely to do future business? (Probably, because Verizon has the best and most reliable network).

  2. I just got an infomail from Verizon that 4G is coming soon. Would make sense if they are going to have a 4G iPhone. My new every two upgrade isn’t for another 8 months so it could work out well for me. Yay!

  3. Verizon’s reliability has much to do with the fact they don’t have the iPhone. What will happen when that is added? The iPhone users will increase traffic tremendously. Verizon users may not really want what they wish for.

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