More on the Verizon iPhone: Internal Antenna, Larger Screen and 1.2GHz processor?

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More on the Verizon iPhone: Internal Antenna, Larger Screen and 1.2GHz processor?
Just the other day, we reported that a CDMA iPhone is allegedly in one of the earliest prototype stages. Now, there is word from a person who claims to have handled and played with a Verizon branded iPhone prototype, that not only is such a device real and on the way to Big Red's customers, but there will be some design changes from the iPhone 4.

The source claims that Verizon requested a different antenna system than the flawed one that marred the launch of iPhone 4. Apparently, Big Red does not want to risk the possibility that the "death-grip" would damper the excitement of its customers. Instead of having the antenna wrapped around the outside of the phone, the prototype will have a different exterior than the one on the current model. According to Dvice, there is a small chance that the outside of the phone will be constructed out of a new alloy licensed by Apple for use on mobile devices.

Another change would be the size of the screen. Instead of the iPhone's 3.5 inch display, the source says that the screen is the same 3.7 inches as the Motorola DROID and DROID 2. While the size of the screen might equal that of the competition, Apple could always raise the pixel count to the level that would make it qualify as a Retina display.

When it comes to speed, the Verizon branded iPhone is expected to offer a faster 1.2GHz processor under the hood. While the new iPhone has been using Apple's A4 chips, there has been a great deal of silence from Cupertino about the speed of the current iPhone 4 processor.

Before everyone starts reaching for their Legal Dictionary to explain what an exclusive contract means, because the Verizon branded iPhone would be different than the AT&T version, the latter could still be considered the exclusive seller of the iPhone 4 in the U.S. while Big Red has a different model to offer. And yes, while a CDMA model of Apple's touchscreen device could be headed to China Mobile, the source said he has handled a Verizon branded iPhone, not merely one that is for a CDMA pipeline.

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source: Dvice via IntoMobile

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40 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

3.5 to 3.7 is not good enough. I would say 4.0. The iphone and the samsung galaxy s are nearly the same size. So they could easily pull off 4.0.

12. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

incremental, behing the curve updates.. thats how apple rolls.

28. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

problem with raising the screen size... if there is any validity to the article... that things wont look as nice. i doubt apple will change the resolution of the phone if the screen is bigger, because all the apps would have to be updated for compatability. so bigger screen w same resolution = more jaggies.

32. indirectagent

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

a screen any bigger then 3.7 will ruin the phone! The galaxy s looks big and bulky when held next to the iphone 4. It's hard to believe that apple could make an ugly phone, but with verizon involved who knows. verizon has somehow managed to ruin every iphone competitor by either making it way to big(droid x) or just cheap looking (incredible).

36. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

When iPhone 4 is not able to make any phone calls and to even surf web or check email, it is not only cheap but just a plain brick

40. 09lexus unregistered

even if its a brick it is still the best phone. lol.. or not

2. jiggaman123 unregistered

when will they release their galaxy s this facinate? I'm tired of waiting!!!

21. etownone

Posts: 40; Member since: Jul 25, 2010

Yup .... everyday I'm waiting to hear something.

3. janeth jackton unregistered

well i gotta admit if they do make a verizon iphone ima get it , also hopefully if it does happen that its atleast 4G LTE capable and also hopefully facetime will work on 4G or 3G by then not on wifi only..

29. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Shouldn't you have a Droid?

4. theking25 unregistered

if hes handled it then y cant he get us a picture, until then, im not beliving it until i see it

19. Dbel unregistered

does a iphone currently have an AT&T or T-Mobile logo on it didnt think so then why would a verizon iphone?

20. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

They dont have logos, but th picture above isnt the alegid "prototype either" its just an article photo.

37. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Because Verizon has thier logo on EVERY phone they sell. Wasn't that part of the reason they didn't want it in the first place? Apple said no logos, I believe.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I call bullshit until there are pictures which aren't badly shopped.

6. Olegreg unregistered

I'll entertain the idea of VZW getting an iPhone but with dramatic changes like this "source" is calling out. We won't see it until the next WWDC because it goes against Apple creed to have to devices out in the market that are the same but drastically different. When VZW gets their iPhone it will be the same has AT&T's iPhone. The cost of building 2 models so very different would be far to expensive.

31. VZWFTW

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 15, 2010

The only fallacy I see with this statement is the fact that cell phone manufacturers thrive on making more than one cell phone. Look at Motorola for example. They came out with the droid back in November. Now they have the X and have another device coming on the way. The same goes for HTC. I don't see how making more than one phone makes a company lose money unless the phone they manufacture is a piece. In no way are the Droid and Droid x the same kind of phone. From the differences mentioned between the two "iphones" it didn't sound like any more than what motorla did with their phones. I think it would benefit Apple immensley if they had a fleet of phones as opposed to one. Just my personal opinion.

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Funny becasue steve jobs said he wouldnt make a phone with a bigger screen sorry calling bullshit without pictures stop reporting this garbage when you dont have proof what are you the national enquirer or something?!?!

9. mega77

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

You might be right .It maybe to expensive ,but with Android getting more popular I can see why Apple would make a move like this .

8. angel19 unregistered

maybe it will be announced September 2010?

10. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

ya they were handling CDMA iphones last year also... they have been tested over and over and over. and this story has been posted over and over and over.....funny how ONLY Phone arena is posting about rumor mill stories now a days. try to find this article elswhere, it will be in the "old news" section. Fascinate FTW

11. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Rumor rumor rumor, a friend had lunch with a verizon person. She was told the verizon iphone is coming. Everyone wants this to happen (except att). It really does need a 4 inch screen. I would dropped my X in a heartbeat for the vz iphone. Google could overtake the iphone if they would do a few things different.

13. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

even if this is true im still going to stick with Android....

14. Miggy Man unregistered

Cant wait til SPRINT gets the iphone

15. Juan Canola unregistered

@miggy man I LOVE YOU!

16. KWITT unregistered

I can't wait until they come out with super obsorbent depends!!!

24. juan canola unregistered

u old ass whore

17. Kingdady unregistered

I call bullshit! Stevie wouldn't make such changes for any single carrier.

18. chadepooh unregistered

i phone will come to verizon and verizon will proceed to take over....... the iphone holds att together .... now big red has it its overrrrrrr

22. etownone

Posts: 40; Member since: Jul 25, 2010

I've been waiting for the iPhone for freakin years to come to verizon, and nothing would have made me happier to hear it's finally coming, finally don't have to walk around with a phone and an iTouch, finally can jump on the Steve Jobs bandwagon and flaunt my very own iPhone ... EXCEPT for the fact I had a Droid 2 with FROYO in my hands yesterday. Now I don't want the Droid 2, but I'll be damned if I'll ever even consider getting an iPhone now especially with Steve Jobs hardheaded ways of never wanting Flash FROYO makes smartphones into mini pc's.

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