The rumors of Apple’s iPhone to use Verizon network carrier are strengthening up now. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal posted news to confirm a Verizon iPhone is ready to launch early this month. Today, Fortune Tech posted a news which confirm Verizon iPhone availability very soon by putting the head line “Get ready for Verizon’s ‘Dream Phone”.
Fortune Tech finds a relationship between Apple and Verizon by taking look at the lengthy profile of Verizon CEO, Ivan Seidenberg.
The next step, the iPhone, remains shrouded in secrecy, and neither company will discuss it. But people familiar with its development say it is a fait accompli. Verizon, sources say, will sell its own version of the iPhone 4, which will work on Verizon’s CDMA-based 3G network. Unfortunately for globe trotters, the first version of the phone likely won’t be built to work outside the U.S. — it probably won’t carry a special chip that can turn it into a “world phone.”
Seidenberg’s profile shows how Verizon turned down a chance for advancement to become the iPhone carrier back in 2005 due to many reasons.
Seidenberg broke the silence. In the spring of 2007, months before the iPhone launch, he secured an audience with Jobs at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and asked, “Why are we in your doghouse here?” It turns out that for all of Verizon’s concerns about ceding control and sharing fees, Apple was wary of building a device for Verizon’s CDMA network because it didn’t use technology that allowed a phone to seamlessly operate around the world, as AT&T’s network does.
Source: via Fortune Tech