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Verizon disappointed that iPhone 5 didn't come out in June

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Verizon disappointed that iPhone 5 didn't come out in June
June had a special place in the hearts and calendars of Apple fans until this year when Cupertino broke some hearts by not announcing a new iPhone in accordance with its usual yearly routine. But Verizon and its chief financial officer were also disappointed:

"Obviously we're disappointed that the iPhone 5 didn't come out in June … we continue to prepare for it and when that comes we'll be ready," Fran Shammo shared his thoughts on a webcast this week.

The executive also said that it's likely for the next-gen iPhone to make an appearance this fall, but don't take this for granted – Shammo himself was cautious and mentioned that he “isn't ready to stake his life on it.” At least this vaguely confirms what most rumors focus on – a launch expected either in September (the latest rumor pin-points September 7th, so here's to hoping) or October. 

Verizon's iPhone 4 has enjoyed vibrant sales of 2.3 million units in the second quarter, which is actually the first full trimester of iPhone availability on Big Red. The company's CEO at the time Lowell McAdam had also said he expects the next iPhone in June or July, but those expectations didn't materialize.

The latest talk on the street envisions not one but two handsets launched, with the second one expected to be completely cloud-based, which would allow dropping the cost to $400 for carriers. This rumor comes from “sources connected to Apple,” but we wouldn't bet on its veracity. We're dealing with Apple, after all, so until Cupertino releases it we probably won't know anything for sure until the official launch... at least if another iPhone doesn't show up in a random bar that is. 


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posted on 12 Aug 2011, 03:55

1. blessed2bamommie (unregistered)


I am too which is why I didn't bother with 4 since it came out in Feb! Also it can't talk & surf! Will that change with 5 or is that a CDMA thing?

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 06:55

6. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


That is a CDMA thing. But the Thunderbolt can do it cuz it has the hardware to do it. So its possible the iPhone 5 may do it if it uses similar hardware.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 17:20

14. cdma (unregistered)


how can you say its a cdma thing, then say thunderbolt can talk and surf. Is that not a cdma phone? HMMMMMM! That was a neat answer.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 21:48

17. Wow (unregistered)


coma your an idiot the thunderbolt is a LTE phone so that is why it can surf fool

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 15:31

19. UserA (unregistered)


the thunderbolt will do talk and surf on 3g(evdo) service as well as when on LTE.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 03:56

2. b mitch (unregistered)


THIS IS THE NEW IPHONE 5http://ilovepwnage.com/video.php?v=MjM3NjE=

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 04:00 1

3. anjahl (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Oct 2010)


Cdma devices can not talk and surf at the same time. i do believe a cdma device with lte can talk and surf at the same time but im not sure.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 14:32

13. VZWeastbay (unregistered)


I dont know why talking & surfing is a big issue, 99% of the people I know have never or ever think of doing it. If you have a 3G CDMA smartphone and want to talk and surf at the same time, just turn on your WiFi and the problem is solved. Last but not least, 4G LTE does allow you to talk & surf at the same time anywhere 4G LTE is available.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 04:07 1

4. lubbalots (unregistered)


Obviously Apple wants to disrupt the competition, upon hearing wp7 new devices are coming from Nokia and others and Mango release. Shall we say "party crashers." sonds like some fear hovering above Jobs head.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 05:08

5. district11 (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


Apple should sue verizon !

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 06:59

7. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I would be too, thats about 4 months of revenue not in their pockets right now. Thats ok...when it launches they will be happy. Can probably see another sales record coming.

The iPhone 5 coming when other Android phones are coming in Sept....will be interesting to see which gets more attention from Verizon...Droid advertising or iPhone advertising...

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 07:14 4

8. idaman12000 (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Iphones completely suck

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 08:55 1

9. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


Look at least you got a IPhone Verizon
Apple made a first CDMA IPhone for you (remember that)

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 09:33

10. Whitemeat (unregistered)


Remember that Apple didn't just make the CDMA Iphone for Verizon, its also to line their own pockets! Not to mentions get Verizon customers ready for the next version. I think we all know that Apple doesn't just do things to be nice, but rather for the money!

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 12:44

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Verizon shut up you greedy bastards.. the iphone 4 brought you record breaking sales... and here you are ...now.. if it wasnt for the great coverage here in AZ I would have drop you faster than a T-Bolt restart..

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 13:49

12. JALangton (unregistered)


the iphone 4 works on cdma which is unable to do calling and data at the same time. Verizons new standard is LTE. There is speculation that the iphone 5 might have LTE in it but being that AT&T has confirmed that it will not have any lte phones this year and based on apples trends i doubt that they will release an lte iphone 5 for verizon and a non lte for att so i wouldnt hold your breath

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 20:10

15. Gcombs (unregistered)


2012 is when were supposed to see a LTE version of the iPhone. So it looks like we have to wait for AT&T to have more LTE markets up and running while Verizon already has a huge footprint of LTE already available but overall big sales for both carriers in America.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 21:44

16. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 76; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


If this was posted 18 hours ago in August, then its about 2 months out dated. Did verizon just wake up and find out the iphone 5 didnt come out in June?

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 15:06

18. mkl4466 (Posts: 53; Member since: 25 Sep 2008)


CDMA phones have one radio that handles both 1x voice and EVDO data. the thunderbolt has 2 chips, one for 1x voice and the other for both EVDO and LTE data, so its able to sustain both a voice data signal simultaneously, whether in a 4gareaor not.

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