“Apple Inc. plans to begin mass producing a new iPhone by the end of 2010 that would allow Verizon Wireless to sell the smartphone early next year, said people briefed by Apple,” Yukari Iwatani Kane and Ting-I Tsai report for The Wall Street Journal.
“The new iPhone would be similar in design to the iPhone 4 currently sold by AT&T Inc. but would be based on an alternative wireless technology called CDMA used by Verizon, these people said,” Kane and Tsai report. “The phone, for which Qualcomm Inc. is providing a key chip, is expected to be released in the first quarter of next year, according to the same people.”
“Separately, Apple is also developing a new iPhone model, said people briefed on the matter,” Kane and Tsai report. “One person familiar with the new iPhone plan said the fifth-generation iPhone will be a different form factor from those that are currently available.”
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