Screenshot shows potential Verizon iPhone

January Clearance Blowout ends 1/14“Sources have provided a screen capture from an iPhone in the San Francisco Bay Area that shows ‘Verizon’ as the carrier ID,” Electronista reports.

“The tip comes with warnings that no more information can be disclosed just this moment but also that more should become apparent in the near future,” Electronista reports. “While the capture itself (only a portion of which is seen below for the sake of the source) is believed to be genuine, the authenticity of the ID itself is difficult to determine.”

“Readers should take severe caution as it’s possible to fake the carrier ID with a modified iPhone,” Electronista reports. “However, such a modification would be unusual as current iPhones use GSM, not CDMA, and would expose the inaccuracy of trying to associate a present-day model with an incompatible network.”

Full article, with the iPhone screenshot, here.

MacDailyNews Note: To snap a screenshot of any iPhone screen, simply hold the “Home” button then press and release the “Sleep” button on top right of the iPhone. The screenshot will be in your iPhone’s “Camera Roll.”

Today is Martin Luther King Day, a U.S. federal holiday. The markets are closed today in the U.S. and many people have the day off. Consequently, we expect news to be light, although we do hope to bring you Apple-related news throughout the day.

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


  1. Hahaha… my carrier says “aCed”, I’m pretty sure anyone can make theirs say Verizon if they rele felt the need to. What other kind of news can we fabricate today?!

    Oh, and totaly forget the whole photoshopping abilities which are capable of creating incredibly realistic mockups of non-existent products (ie. Apple’s tablet). There is no way someone couldn’t photoshop up an iPhone’s carrier settings to appear as something else…. nup, no way, haha. *yawn*

  2. If I was Apple, I’d plant a similar “leak” just to soften up ATT position on deal-extension negotiations (or whatever else Apple wanted from them).

  3. PROBABLY A FAKE: %26newest%3D1″ rel=”nofollow”>Check this out..

    I created this in PS to compare the screenshot from the article to a screenshot from my iPhone. The screenshot from the article is on the top, mine is on the bottom.

    I drew a 1px straight orange line across the top of both screenshots, sitting on the pixel just above the WIFI logo. You’ll notice that in the screenshot from the article, the top of the “V” touches this line, while the top of the “A” in my screenshot is 1px below the line.

    This shows that the font size in the article screenshot is different than from a currently-shipping phone. The more I look at it, I’d also say that the font itself is different too.

    Does this “prove” it’s a fake? No, because Apple could have made the typeface change in any new OS they might be testing. Having said that, Occam’s Razor would hold that the simpler explanation, that someone “mocked up” this image, is most likely.

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