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

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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19 Comments

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?

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

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.

17. Wow unregistered

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

19. UserA unregistered

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

2. b mitch unregistered

3. anjahl

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

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.

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.

5. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Apple should sue verizon !

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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...

8. idaman12000

Posts: 39; Member since: May 03, 2011

Iphones completely suck

9. M0nkeyBr

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

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

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!

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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..

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

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.

16. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 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?

18. mkl4466

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 25, 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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