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Bloomberg reports Verizon branded iPhone by January

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Bloomberg reports Verizon branded iPhone by January
Why, didn't Verizon come out the other day as we reported, and say it was concentrating on all things DROID and had no interest in the iPhone? This time, a well-respected news agency, Bloomberg, says that according to two people familiar with the plans, this January the nation's largest carrier will be offering the iPhone. UBS AG analyst John Hodulik said that Apple would greatly benefit from being able to offer the phone to other carriers. "The fact is, Apple is going to dramatically increase the number of devices it sells in the U.S. when exclusivity at AT&T ends,” said Hodulik,  “It’s hard to ignore the quality issues that AT&T has faced.” A Barclay's analyst says that a Q1 release of the iPhone for Verizon would bring 2011 sales of the device to at least 15 million units from a previous estimate of 11 million phones. Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam says that the carrier will be introducing some phones that will run on Verizon's LTE 4g network at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Will a LTE iPhone be amongst them? Despite denials by Apple, Verizon and AT&T, rumors of a Verizon branded iPhone continue to leak out-enough to make even the most cynical cellphone fan wonder if there is any truth to the stories.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)

HA! until it comes out of the horses mouth himself (steve jobs) all these Iphone verizon articles are null and void

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 17:46

5. wrd2yurmther (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)

Completely agree

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 18:25

12. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)

Horse mouth? you mean your mom's mouth motha F**ker

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 21:05

20. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)

Fuk the iPhone and Steve blows

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 22:53

25. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)

Agreed. Verizon doesn't need the iphone AND did anyone else see the DROID X in the new verizon commercial today? It doesn't exactly say anything about the DROID X but it shows it-clearly! They're just building the hype for this phone which is going to be better than the iphone anyways.

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 10:46

29. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

this one actually made the tv news lines. god, i get so sick of these rumors. i totally agree, until there is a press release from Jobs, or an iphone "left in a bar" that runs on VZW, can we just stop posting this crap?

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 23:00

37. JDubreno005 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Jan 2009)

well fanboys.. Mr Jobs himself.. just tweeted the iphone is coming out 2011 for Verizon.. http://twitter.com/ceoSteveJobs

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 10:46

43. debo45215 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)

Read the account bio. It's a parady account.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 17:39

2. paps511 (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Mar 2009)

ill believe it when i see it...

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 17:39

3. KingOfPhones (Posts: 41; Member since: 04 May 2008)

I am sick of these rumors, but to be honest, I would be thrilled if this happened. I would get it hands down in February, when I can get my upgrade. I hope this happens, but I always remember that this rumor has been going on for a while now, and it has been false every time. Hopefully this time will be different. And LTE? That would be sick.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 17:49

7. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

I hope it's true and I would hands down not get it...

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 18:26

13. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)

that would be amazing, iphone 4g...actually LITE....that would make verizon have like 110 million users..complete beast

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 07:55

28. becazican (unregistered)

WHY? why would anyone want this phone anymore, it has a major floor in it that the company is not even responding to except to tell you to hold the phone differently, its extremely fragile. its day has come and gone, verizon would most likely make this phone act better since at&t sucks, and the iphone in the past is a nice phone but too many good phones out there.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 17:39

4. dahaka17 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)

watch me care....wait for it......wait for it....nope nothing

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 17:50

8. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)

How about now? ... ?? Ok... Now?

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 19:32

15. alyssabitches (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. droiiiiid

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 17:46

6. bng (Posts: 107; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)

yawn. wont believe it till Verizon or Appel confirms it.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 18:00

9. Vegas89 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)

Yay yet another Verizon Iphone article on phonearena, and I'm totally sure they're 100% right this time and it really will happen. Oh wait.....no it won't.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 18:01

10. theman414 (Posts: 132; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)

I heard this one before... I hope Verizon and other carriers get it but we'll see :

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 18:17

11. CHEFJEFF (Posts: 143; Member since: 22 Sep 2009)

I'm so BORED with these rumors already. If it comes to Verizon fine. Verizon doesn't need the iPhone anyway. Besides, how will poor AT&T survive without it's flagship phone?

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 18:49

14. deejh (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)

Boring...........Someone wake me up so I can play with my EVO:)

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 19:32

16. alyssabitches (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)

crapple ifail! droiiiiiid does!

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 19:33

17. mg1326 (Posts: 14; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)

Honestly I heard so many articles about this but if its true i will upgrade from my droid to the iphone. If true a GREAT BUSINESS DECISION by verizon and CEO Lowell McAdam> Imagine LTE 4G IPhone WOW. It Will Destroy AT&T ( Sorry AT&T Customers)

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 19:50

18. jherz6 (Posts: 216; Member since: 23 May 2008)

Enough of the nonsense, nobody cares.

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 20:28

19. lxmndza (Posts: 23; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)

iPhone 4 on VZW!!! Now that is really "RULING THE AIR" you know all Android fans would jump on the iPhone if it came to Verizon! Droix X sucks BTW ...So does the EVO 4G ... never seen a phone so sluggish!

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 21:08

21. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)

Nonsense!!! po pee pants!(Never)

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 23:34

39. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

I bet you were molested by your older brother AND your priest when you were younger, were you not, lxmndza?

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 21:23

22. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

If this does happen - and it will not until 2012 (mark my words), then, we shall all see how many true ANDROID OS fans exist....I already have a droid and have no desire for an iphone....good phone, I am sure.....

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 21:26

23. keithrandy (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Feb 2010)

I'm tired of Bloomberg, I'm tired of Fox, and all these other rumors of the iPhone coming to Verizon. Didn't you learn at WWDC 2010? Ain't spokesmen for Verizon said that they don't have an interest in the iPhone in the near future. It ain't coming! Leave it alone, let it die. Just switch to at&t for Christ sakes and shut up about it!

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 22:15

24. gree.TVXQnakk. (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Oct 2009)

I am one who is tired of these rumors, but seriously some of us can't switch to at&t because it's not even offered in our area or around our area!

posted on 29 Jun 2010, 23:39

26. shadesesco (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Jun 2010)

my sister's boyfriend's cousin's brother's roommate's mom's secret lover's wife's babysitter's dead goldfish just confirmed the iPhone is coming to Verizon...OMG....PhoneArena better rush to publish this cuz it has to be NEWS smh....whoeva is approving these rumors needs to take a long lunch break evaluate their career choice then kindly play in traffic

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 07:35

27. rwolf1984 (Posts: 530; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

sick of this...dont blame phonearena...all of these wall street financial analysts are making these predictions because they want to make money on it. There is going to be an LTE Storm 3...BB knows it cant go toe to toe against the iPhone... "it has the apps, the wi-fis..."

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 15:37

30. PHONE_GEEK (Posts: 52; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)

how many times did they say that and how many times was the true?

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 15:41

31. ARCHANGEL13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)

Yes many articles have been written regarding the Iphone coming to Verizon. Analyze some of the evidence that has been coming from AT&T. First, AT&T changed a lot of people's upgrade of up to 6 months. Ask yourself why? Second, AT&T changed the early termination fee from $175 to $325 for smartphones. As this year draws to close, more evidence could be shown of a Verizon Iphone coming thereby causing potential AT&T Iphone customers to move towards Verizon. The two facts mentioned above are for the mean time ways to attract and retain customers. There is another aspect to address saying that when and if an Iphone comes to Verizon it will LTE based. Apple has a tendency to introduce products not with highest technology to make customers buy the new product the following year. If it is released it will CDMA then the following year LTE, just to make more of a profit. Just to prove my point how long did it take for the Iphone to have built flash for the camera or HD screen. FYI not an Iphone fan, just stating facts

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 15:54

32. cellslanger (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2010)

Heard it from the horse's mouth, I work for Verizon and my Regional Manager confirmed that Verizon will be getting the iPhone in January.

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 22:34

35. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

January just seems such a suspect time for Apple to release a major product like this. I dunno, color me jaded from all the previous VZW iPhone rumors. Wouldn't mind it happening though. And then I have to ask myself, do I want to upgrade to a Droid X, or wait it out, and see if any of these rumors come to fruition.

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 15:56

33. kid.wonderbread (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)

Who cares?

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 16:51

34. cellslanger (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2010)

Well if you don't, why waste your time posting a comment here?

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 23:37

40. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Dude came on here to do a headcount of fanboys like yourself, that's why.

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 22:42

36. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

Phonearena just posts this info every so often...just to keep us comin back. Guess it works...every time.

posted on 30 Jun 2010, 23:32

38. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Who in their right mind would go from an EVO 4G or a Moto Droid to a lousy Apple product? That would be like going from a Harley to a Yamaha. Sure, the latter might be sleeker, but inside it has no balls.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 00:17

41. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

Well said...i can just imagine the Applets preparin their hate posts to that statement. Which i'm convinced little Steven Jobs has several diff. phonearena accounts pretendin to be a pro-Apple user that we all hate.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 00:41

42. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)

I'm not saying it will happen or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did. $$$$$$$$$$ usually trumps everything.And $$$$$$$$$$ is always better than $$$$ And for those who say that Verizon doesn't need the iPphone or the iPhone doesn't need Verizon, just remember$$$$$$$$$$ is always better than $$$$ And for those who say Verizon is married and committed to Android so there's no way they'd want to have an affair with Apple. $$$$$ is a big break-up of marriages. And where is Google going to run to? Into the arms of AT&T? T-Mobile? I don't think so. It's hard to leave your sugar daddy.

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