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,  β€œIt’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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source: Bloomberg

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43 Comments

1. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

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

5. wrd2yurmther

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

Completely agree

12. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

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

20. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Fuk the iPhone and Steve blows

25. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 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.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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?

37. JDubreno005

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 07, 2009

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

43. debo45215

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

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

2. paps511

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 01, 2009

ill believe it when i see it...

3. KingOfPhones

Posts: 41; Member since: May 04, 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.

7. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

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

13. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

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

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.

4. dahaka17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

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

8. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

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

15. alyssabitches

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. droiiiiid

6. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

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

9. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

10. theman414

Posts: 132; Member since: Jun 08, 2009

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

11. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 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?

14. deejh

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

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

16. alyssabitches

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

crapple ifail! droiiiiiid does!

17. mg1326

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 25, 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)

18. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Enough of the nonsense, nobody cares.

19. lxmndza

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 09, 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!

21. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Nonsense!!! po pee pants!(Never)

39. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.....

23. keithrandy

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 05, 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!

24. gree.TVXQnakk.

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 27, 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!

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