We’ve all been waiting on it.
After about four years of press, blabbing on and on about a Verizon iPhone, it is finally here.
Lowell McAdam, Verizon’s President and COO said today:
If the press writes something long enough, eventually, it will be true.
Lowell McAdam, the president of Verizon Wireless confirmed Verizon’s CDMA version of Apple’s iPhone.
Today we’re partnering with a giant of the industry, and that’s Apple.
McAdam also said:
We’ve made great broadband the hallmark of our service. We have a history of pushing the envelope in network innovation. We’ve invested in infrastructure that will move things to the cloud for distribution to any device anywhere on the planet. We were the first to offer 100GB commercial service. We link major markets on six continents.
It is reported that Verizon officially started talking with Apple in 2008, though reports of a CDMA iPhone on Verizon started long before that.
Verizon confirmed today, that after a year of testing, iPhones will be available starting February 10th, with pre-orders starting February 3rd.
Verizon iPhone 4 pricing:
- 16 GB iPhone 4 – $199.00 (with a 2 year contract)
- 32 GB iPhone 4 – $299.00 (with a 2 year contract)
Features – Verizon iPhones will have:
- A new antenna with four breaks. AT&T iPhones had three breaks. The antenna will also be placed differently (most likely to help with signal issues).
- The standard Verizon apps like Vcast and Verizon Navigator, pre-loaded.
- Mobile hotspot abilities, allowing up to five WiFi enabled devices to connect (currently this feature is exclusive to Verizon iPhones).
To some, not coming “4G LTE Ready” may be a disappointment, but you can’t help but be excited to finally be able to use the iPhone on a reliable cellular network.