Latest rumor: iPhone 5 to come in September
Additionally, it is reported that Apple and Verizon are yet to sign the deal that will allow FaceTime to work over the carrier's 3G network. We are unsure if this means that the deal with AT&T has been signed; the source doesn't specify. Finally, it seems some problems with iOS 5's OTA update capabilities through Verizon haven't been sorted out yet, so the presence of that feature on Big Red's next iPhone model is still under question.
Now is probably a good time to remember that famous quote: “Don't shoot the messenger!”
1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I wouldn't be surprised about ota issues on Verizon. They're known for delaying phones and sw updates.
3. Sniggly (Posts: 7281; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
What phones specifically have been delayed by Verizon? Can't argue with you on the software updates. Though I'm glad the final Gingerblur update was delayed, because the leaked build had a couple or glitches that needed solving before the update was ready for prime time.
7. SomeGuy (unregistered)
Thunderbolt, Bionic, Xperia Play (If I remember right?). Either that, or they just never give a solid release date, until its about a week or two from coming out.
4. Notecard (unregistered)
Wasn't Verizon the last carrier to provide their Galaxy S phone (Fascinate) users an update?
5. jroc74 (Posts: 5419; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I never knew a deal had to be worked out for FaceTime. I thought if it was a feature of the phone, thats all that mattered.
9. sweetlou (unregistered)
The deal that needs to be worked out is whether or not carriers will allow face time over their data (3g) networks instead of just wi-fi. Unfortunitely carriers can make this descision.
However, the reasoning before was that apple was not satisfied with the video quality over 3g....
6. quakan (Posts: 1281; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
my contract is up in august...i think i can wait one extra month
8. snowgator (Posts: 3361; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Wasn't there also an "iRumor" that this device was just a modest upgrade, and that Summer 2012 was going to have a brand-spanking new iPhone, maybe LTE capable and the such? Have a iPhone fanatic working with me, and he is curious if he should wait.