Analyst: Apple and Verizon in negotiations over CDMA iPhone pricing

Run Windows on Mac OS X with no reboot!“Apple and Verizon are rumored to be in negotiations for a summer 2010 CDMA iPhone launch, [but] the nation’s largest wireless carrier and the handset maker are believed to be at odds over pricing,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“In a new note to investors Tuesday morning, Maynard J. Um of UBS Investment Research said that a new iPhone is expected to launch in mid-2010. Whether that phone would be available for Verizon’s CDMA network remains to be seen,” Hughes reports. “‘We believe a CDMA-iPhone is also in the works,’ Um wrote, ‘though believe Verizon Wireless and Apple may currently be apart on pricing.'”

Hughes writes, “Last fall, conflicting reports within chip maker Qualcomm suggested a Verizon-capable iPhone could arrive in mid 2010. Whether that handset would be a dual-mode world phone, or a Verizon-only CDMA model was disputed.”

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  1. Let’s say that you’re right, although I don’t buy that it’ll only be 2 years.

    Apple could easily sell 30+ million Verizon iPhones in 2 years. Couple hundred bucks profit per, and we’re talking over half a billion dollars in profit.

    All above numbers are made up, but shouldn’t be too off the mark. Now, why exactly shouldn’t Apple sell CDMA phones for 2 years?

  2. I find it hard to believe that Apple might consider feeding a competitve ecosystem like Verizon. So long as Verizon doesn’t have the iPhone, competition will be spurred to beat it and people will adopt the technology. It’s a no brainer. Sign the contract.

  3. “I find it hard to believe that Apple might consider feeding a competitve ecosystem like Verizon. So long as Verizon doesn’t have the iPhone, competition will be spurred to beat it and people will adopt the technology. It’s a no brainer. Sign the contract.”

    Android, RIM, and while its dying, Winmo are the competition. Even if they only sold CMDA iPhones for just a couple of years, the iPhone will kill off what’s left of the competition. Face it, right now, the only reason people buy Android is because Sprint or Verizon don’t carry the iPhone, and the only 2 reasons people buy RIM is either because their company buys it for them and its already entrenched in their work environment or because they can’t get the iPhone on their carrier.

    If the iPhone went live on the different carriers, that would spell the end of RIM and Android, and Winmo is barely on life support as it is.

    Of course, that’s just my opinion……

  4. NOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo….

    Apple needs to tell Verizon to go F$#% themselves.

    Verizon had an opportunity to be the exclusive US carrier of the iPhone and they blew it. Now, it is AT&T;that is Apple’s partner. All is well that ends well.

    Verizon is nothing more than a bunch of f$#%ing wh*$^& that simply want to jump onto the M&$^#^F^@&^@ gravy train now that it has left the station without them.

    Apple needs to tell Verizon to go to H*77, and to never call again.

  5. I don’t believe that apple will allow Verizon to control the apps you put on your. Nor do I believe Verizon will change their business model of phone app control for the sake of getting the iPhone. I also think that Steve is the kind of guy who would take the latest ad compaign personal. If verizon had only attacked AT&T;, perhaps it would not have been so bad, but they blatantly also want after Apple and the iPhone

  6. Most likely all the “source” leaks are coming from Verizon. Doesn’t matter if it is true or not, it might be, but it doesn’t matter.
    Verizon wants to keep this rumor going so their customers don’t do something drastic like switch to ATT and buy an iPhone.

  7. For better or worse, I’m on Verizon; that’s not going to change. I don’t do data or smartphones (don’t do MMS or texting either), but with a iPhone, that could change. If Verizon does get the iPhone and doesn’t have their network upgraded to 4G, and I mean everywhere, then we can all listen to the tens of millions of people flooding to Verizon iPhones whine about how bad the coverage map is. Something tells me that the worst thing that could happen to Verizon would be to get the iPhone since it will expose their true weakness. I’d love to have an iPhone, but it is not a necessity (yet) and I can live without it. Following Bob L’s thoughts, I would certainly examine what Verizon offers in their plan carefully before I jumped on board with them. I hate being nickeled and dimed for everything. Seems to me that Verizon is going to have to swallow a considerable amount of crow before they get the iPhone. I really don’t know whether to wish them luck or not. Putting the iPhone on Verizon certainly would crush all the other handset makers though.

  8. Why no t-mobile??? an iPhone under that carrier would be a bigger hit for apple. Coverage between AT&T;and t-mobile Is about the same, except there’s a huge price difference between the 2. And both carriers haven’t crushed each other in the comercials.

    Verizon is still too pricy.

  9. Verizon, home of the $3 monthly charge for having a custom number of rings before your phone goes to voicemail. It’s hard to decide who I hate worse, Verizon or AT&T;.

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