RUMOR: Verizon and Apple testing CDMA iPhone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network

“We all know that Verizon started testing their 4G network earlier this year and that Verizon plans to roll out their LTE network on the 700 MHz spectrum sometime next year,” FoneFrenzy reports.

“My sources have confirmed that Apple and Verizon have been testing a CDMA iPhone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Yes, you read that correctly, Verizon and Apple have been testing the first 4G phone on Verizon’s 4G network,” FoneFrenzy reports. “The tests have been taking place for the last couple of months but with no confirmation on the release date.”

FoneFrenzy reports, “It would make good fiscal sense for Apple (and Verizon) to release the first CDMA iPhone right here in the United States running on Verizon’s new 4G network, with announcement expected in 2010 at Apple’s WWDC.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JB” for the heads up.]

51 Comments

  1. “It would make good fiscal sense for Apple (and Verizon) to release the first CDMA iPhone right here in the United States running on Verizon’s new 4G network….”

    Umm yeah, release the antiquated CDMA phone in the US 1st . . . that’s because it’s one of the very few countrys that still has a viable working CDMA network, cause Verizon hasn’t gotten around to upgrading it to GSM like the rest of the world.(I belive there is a decent amount of CDMA in China as well.)

    I see it coming to T-Mobil before Verizon.

  2. If the iPhone doesn’t come to Verizon, it will be due to there not being a deal between Apple and Verizon. When Verizon does start the 4G network, it will only be in select markets. Devices on their network will have to fall back to the CDMA network when 4G isn’t available. Unless Apple allows Verizon to cripple the iPhone, I will be in the line for the first iPhones.

  3. @itpromike

    I didn’t know you couldn’t use voice and data at the same time with verizon.. I do know that if I get a call I cannot text someone while on the line or it hangs up… but my friend on verizon can talk to me and text others while still on the line.. so as far as I know… you can use both at the same time with verizon.. maybe with at&t;too but not with the iphone.

  4. @ x. U r right I don’t believe apple would restrict it’s phone jus to be on verizons network… Besides that vzw is bashing iPhone in two comercials!!!

  5. u kno wat if verizon does come out with da iphone i will be laughing at all of u people that are saying its never gunna happen..that its not possible..

    im not saying i love verizon in fact i have sprint.
    but if it does happen i will come back to dis site and laugh at all of u.
    hey anything is possible on dis world…

  6. Yeah it’ll happen when we get Verizon out on the podium stating that they were wrong about the iPhone, and that it was stupid of them to pass it up or even doubt its capability or true potential.

    Lets not forget Apple is not afraid to use the lesser of the signals. They went with Edge before 3G for a whole year, They aren’t exactly known to jump on the first signs of a new technology, unless they’ve had their hands in the mix, and LTE is fully set on it’s standards.

    But hey your right Anything is possible as you put “on dis world…” Thank you for making America less educated.

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