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Fortune: Apple iPhone 4 set for Q1 release on Verizon

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Fortune: Apple iPhone 4 set for Q1 release on Verizon
Would bringing the Apple iPhone 4 to Verizon be the culmination of the career of CEO Ivan Seidenberg? Fortune Magazine thinks so. The executive, who is leaving the telecommunications company next year to be replaced by Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam, has a profile written about him by Fortune. In the profile, it says that a CDMA version of the Apple iPhone 4 will be a reality for Verizon in Q1 of 2011.

The story says that a Verizon branded iPhone is the result of talks between Seidenberg, McAdam and Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The article also notes that Big Red's first iPhone will not be an LTE model and could sell 8-9 million units next year.

Fortune makes it sound like the deed has already been done and that it is just a matter of waiting for the calendar to rollover to 2011. For those Verizon customers who have been waiting a long time to hold a Verizon branded Apple iPhone, you will be happy to see how confident Fortune is that this is going to happen. The magazine says that the "soon-to-be-unveiled Verizon iPhone is the answer to consumer's prayers."

Fortune also asks if Verizon's network is ready for the surge in data that would go along with an Apple iPhone launch. Lowell McAdam notes that Big Red already has a network hog with the Motorola DROID. According to the CEO of Verizon Wireless, the average DROID user consumes more data than the average iPhone user. And with a survey by Credit Suisse showing that 18% of AT&T's iPhone owners are ready to bail to Verizon once the latter launches the handset, Verizon will have its network seriously tested early next year.

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posted on 29 Oct 2010, 18:23 1

1. douche (unregistered)


posted on 29 Oct 2010, 18:31 2

2. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

why the HELL would you buy anything that says iPhone on it.. look at the way the employees are treated in that company! exposure to chemicals that have been making them sick on several occasions.. low pay and less than living wages.. they are the nasty wal-mart manufacturer of cell phones. steve jobs belongs behind bars. end of story.

posted on 29 Oct 2010, 23:16

8. jimmy crack corn (unregistered)

Ill buy two of them when they hit the market. Why do you worry about somebody you dont know. You must be a bleeding heart liberal demorat. Just remember when that day comes of who will be attending your funeral, and I do not think that it will be any of the employees making these phones.....

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 12:59

18. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

Jimmy crack corn,
So caring for people you don't know makes you a bleeding heart liberal/democrat... Then I'm definitely left wing because I certainly care about people that I don't know, for instance my local police dept. who I regularly donate to. The USO to support our troops. You make this country worse with your selfish views. It's only right that someone cares how another American is being paid considering that quality of life is very important to all of us. Do us all a favor and either shut up, or write something intelligent.

As for Mr. Droid, if indeed your claim is correct, then I think you should send us all a link or some information describing such conditions.


posted on 02 Nov 2010, 15:17

48. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)

Whoopdie mother effin doo.
Who cares?!?!
This is a phone site. Not politics,

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 13:48 1

22. gom4381 (unregistered)

You have to realize that Foxconn(in China) is not an Apple company. They(Apple) contract with these guys to build the phones. China is still emerging and is known as manufacturer of the world. There are a lot of products that when made aren't necessarily beneficial to the people making or using them. What about the plumbers in America that install the pvc pipes in your house? They are exposed to cancerous materials all the time. Having concern doesn't make you (insert word here) but I'm sure it is widely known amongst the workers(if true) what happens when making these screens. Yet they still choose to work there. Or maybe certain people are sensitive to the process that is being used to make the phone. Actually what the workers are being paid at Foxconn is higher than their contemporaries that do the same thing. They even just got a raise. Quit hating on Apple.

P.S. Actually the employees that actually work for Apple are treated extremely well in comparison to a lot of companies in the same business. Ask any of them. Last week an employee vested his stock options for a cool 10M profit. Apple is trading at an all time high-$319 at one point.

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 16:45 1

29. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

as a matter of fact, i AM a democrat. i have no use for money hungry republicans. they care for the wealthy and small business owners only. i have a career working for the government, and i fully support the health care reform that obama has worked so hard on. business should have to provide insurance for their employees and those that dont should be ashamed of themselves.

even a different company building these phones for apple is BS. they should research things a little better before they make a choice of who is going to make a product for them, send a minion over there to see how things work over at that factory, and if things are not up to snuff, choose someone else.

i am sure it was all about the almighty dollar. its the cheapest way to get them to do it. thats all that matters to this company.

I am pro-union and its union members that should be making these things.

i wish i could find a cell phone that is all made in the states.

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 18:29

31. The Consumerist (unregistered)

I love unions because if I outperform someone, they still get promoted ahead of me based on tenure. I also enjoy the fact that a lazy bum who was just sent home for being drunk at work has the union fighting to keep his job while a line of honest, hard-working Americans are behind him and unemployed. (This actually happened, which is why I quit the Carptener's Union)

I love Healthcare because the government should pick up everyone's tab....

I advocate insurance/healthcare reform, but the proposed one is GROSSLY inefficient monetarily. Britain, who insures a much larger number of people, spend a fraction of the proposed budget (which was unconstitutionally approved).

Let it be known I am NOT a Republican (or even much of a conservative, save fiscally) but unions had their time and place in history, back when 8 year olds had to work to pay mom and pop's rent. I was in the carpenter's union for several years, and tenure has NOTHING to do with a meritocracy.

Mr. Droid, I have beena fierce independent for years, and I would kindly advise you to speak with more emotional detachment, as you SOUND for Democrats what the fascist nut Anne Coulter is for Republicans. I think you have genuine motives at heart, but present facts and true logic, not theories and feelings.

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 01:29

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

yep, higher taxes and unlimited spending sounds great! what's another billion dollars? /sarcasm

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 19:32

44. applesr4eating (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)

Tax and spend Democrat or borrow and spend Republican take your pick National Debt doubled under GWB II. How you ask by paying for two wars with by supplemental spending measures instead of putting them in his budget. That way the budget increases he introduced to Congress never exceeded the inflation rate (ie Magic). BTW Obama lowered taxes on American's making less the $250K and his first Trillion Dollar Deficet was negotiated and signed into law before Obama took office, it took effect if Feb 2009. But facts never get in the way of Republican Talking Points. Loser!

posted on 01 Nov 2010, 19:36

45. applesr4eating (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)

Regarding unions, ask 10 American worker, my experience is the more incompent the worker is the less likely they are to support organized labor.

posted on 29 Oct 2010, 18:32 2

3. Naomi (unregistered)

I pass!!! iPhone still has no capability to support Flash...

posted on 29 Oct 2010, 19:46 2

4. hello (unregistered)

Here comes the decrease in Android phone sales :(. Screw apple!

posted on 02 Nov 2010, 07:47

47. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)

Maybe, but maybe not, Android is growing and being adopted pretty well and is catching up to Apple. I have the first Moto Droid and i like it. Although I'm not really interested in an iPhone I may try it for a while since I've had Android for almost a year, just for some variety. Or I may switch to Windows 7, again, just for something different. Although I don't like the idea of needing to use iTunes however.

posted on 29 Oct 2010, 20:11 1

5. Preach2k (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Aug 2010)

No Thank You I will wait for a good 4G Android hopefully the Motorola Droid T2 (AKA Terminator!!

posted on 29 Oct 2010, 20:55

6. papa_leo (unregistered)

It is going to be GOVERNATOR! :)

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 12:56 1

17. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)

Well, not after November 2 lol.

posted on 29 Oct 2010, 21:11 2

7. tkfox007 (unregistered)

Eh, I could care less. To get the latest iPhone you have to get it right away when it comes out to stay at the top of the line. And when the iPhone comes out it's already behind the curve and there won't be a new one until the next year and only a few months after the new iPhone launches there will be an Android phone that's 3 times better and more powerful. Sure there's apps on the iPhone I want, but I'll wait for them to come to Android.

posted on 29 Oct 2010, 23:35 1

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

Bring it all...iPhone, WP7, more Android love, more WebOS options, Blackberry OS 6.0. But you can keep Symbian...save that for US Cellular.

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 13:03

19. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

Yeah! I love that mentality! let competition flourish and let us choose our phone! Personally, I don't see a problem with the iphone in comparison to the others on VZW's lineup. Either way, it'll be great for Verizon, WHO STILL HAS THEIR CUSTOMER SUPPORT EMPLOYEES BASED IN THE U.S.A instead of India!!!! Big fan of that.

posted on 02 Nov 2010, 07:40

46. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


posted on 30 Oct 2010, 01:08

10. DonnyD (unregistered)

Honestly guys hate to say it Ive had 2 Iphones the 3g and the 3gs....I left to go to verizon and have had the droid eris, moto droid, htc incredible, droid x, and now the samsung fascinate.

And im sad to say nothing holds a candle in the ALL AROUND capability of the iphone.

But I still wont get it , only cause eveytone will have one. I need to be different!! haha

HTC DESIRE HD....hope your here in novemeber for Verizon!!

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 02:19

11. Miyamoto (unregistered)

It should be like in most european countries here-first you go to the phone shop,where you'll choose brand amd phone model,purchase it and only after it you'll go to provider to buy service(minuyes,internet,SMS,MMS etc).With this everybody have equal opportunity to buy same phone and deside what provider he/she will be with......Isn't it sounds better that phone ''wars'' in a sites like this one?As for me I got two providers-T-Mobile with Samsung Vibrant and AT&T with IPhone 3GS 32Gb and happy with both and being honest will never go to Verizon with their rediculous prices and questionable service,,,,

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 13:08

20. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

Please grammar check... If you're a foreigner, then okay. I'll let you pass on this one.

As for the European system, they don't have to worry about two different forms of connectivity (CDMA vs. GSM). So not all phones, unless each company spends money developing both technologies for one phone, can be sold on just anyone's network. And besides this way, it helps breed competition between phone companies as well! I think that's healthy!

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 07:13

12. anyone (unregistered)

If you look at&t prices are the same as verizon's, so what you're saying is that you are willing to pay those ridiculous prices on a crappy network. also you must not have done your research, where you would have found that verizon has the fewest dropped calls, failed calls, and the largest 3g network. it is better to quietly be a moron than to open your mouth and prove it.

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 07:42 1

13. phoneguru173 (Posts: 54; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

The only thing this announcement really does is put a squash on Christmas sales for all of us trying to sell real phones that work. ".....no thanks, I'm stupid enough to wait for that pout-dated iPhone in January....I'm just here to waste your time and ask alot of trivial questions about the slow, non-flas iPhone....." Thanks VZW PR Department!

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 11:43 1

14. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)

If I had a quarter for every sheep that came to my store asking when verizon will get the iphone, I'd be on par with steve jobs. I hope Verizon gets the iphone, and that it sucks just as bad as the one on ATT does, so I can put a proper android phone next to it and watch them cry like I just told a child santa claus wasn't real.

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 12:03

15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

A lot of loser Verizon employees on this site who will all change their tune and buy an iPhone when Verizon finally gets it.

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 14:59

24. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)

even if verizon had the iphone I wouldn't buy it, or want to sell it because of the crappy profit margins on them which would make my sales averages decrease. Quit disliking my comments too, iPhag

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 16:43

27. jtucker1987 (Posts: 89; Member since: 06 May 2010)

Gave that comment to the wrong person my bad

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