Finally, Apple’s next generation iPhone 4 will be made available to Verizon. There are bells ringing around the web that Verizon in USA might be bestowed with iPhone 4 no later than the first half of 2011.
It is being reportedthat Pegatron Technology has received CDMA iPhone orders from Apple and they will be shipping CDMA iPhone 4 in the fourth quarter. If the rumors turns out to be legit then this would be the first time in US that iPhone will be made available across multiple carriers apart from AT&T.
The news contradicts with the statement given by John Johnson, a Verizon Wireless spokesperson who confirmed that there is no plan for Verizon to support the Apple mobile devices like iPhone 4 and iPad in the U.S. in a video interview with Beet.TV that took place at the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital conference.
Verizon has over 93 million customers in US and making the iPhone 4 available through Verizon CDMA network could open up a significant new market for Apple helping Apple to nearly double the number of iPhone users in the U.S. There are rumors, that Apple’s next generation iPhone 4 will be made available to Sprint in addition to AT&T and Verizon carrier!
Statistically, Verizon is the largest U.S. wireless carrier, with 93 million subscribers and on the other hand T-Mobile has just 34 million. If Apple signs a deal with the Verizon then the iPhone 4 sales would increase exponentially (nearly doubled) and if iPhone 4 lands-up with T-Mobile, the iPhone 4 sales would increase by a little more than a third.
Apple now wants to imitate Google strategy of rolling out its major smartphone across all major carriers and we think that Steve Jobs would announce the next iPhone 4 across major US carriers.