WSJ: Apple mass-producing Verizon-ready iPhone for sale in first quarter 2011

“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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82 Comments

  1. Verizon would have to decide to loosen their draconian grasp of content before this happens, because there is no way Apple degrades/alters/whatever the iPhone experience for any carrier.

    But both companies would make a killing if they could arrive at an agreement.

  2. Verizon would have to decide to loosen their draconian grasp of content before this happens, because there is no way Apple degrades/alters/whatever the iPhone experience for any carrier.

    But both companies would make a killing if they could arrive at an agreement.

  3. Apple Inc. is soooo in Control here!!!!
    Let the rumors go on yet another year!
    If it happens more Revenue for Apple.

    … Buy AAPL stocks!!!!!!
    Wild ride to $401 in 2011 ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />
    La 401k can take it !!!!!

    Buy make$$$$

  4. Apple Inc. is soooo in Control here!!!!
    Let the rumors go on yet another year!
    If it happens more Revenue for Apple.

    … Buy AAPL stocks!!!!!!
    Wild ride to $401 in 2011 ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />
    La 401k can take it !!!!!

    Buy make$$$$

  5. No wonder the country is in a shit can.
    Journalist turned into analyst.
    I bet once the 2nd quarter hits next year this clown along with all the other clowns making bad “analysis” will still have a job. Mean while causing stocks to go up and down with no true substance coming down the pipe.

    Tell those idiots to stop looking to twitter facebook or their txt msg from the their intern who slept with a bartender who heard from a couple guys who they think work at apple and overheard what they said who’s friend is trying so damn to make it in their career trying to do it like in the movies.

    If there was going to be any news on the iPhone there will an apple’esk type of event. Until then sit tight and quit with the verizon BS. Look at the phones verizon is subject to get excluded the almighty iPhone. Every phone they get is marketed against and fits in so perfectly with what verizon already loves to do, have complete control over everything that has to do with them. So use some common sense besides the whole well it would be only logical to have more than one carrier bs. Hey it would be nice to have the Sunday NFL package with cable, but no it’s ONLY on directtv. But guess what, they are doing just fine don’t cha think.

  6. No wonder the country is in a shit can.
    Journalist turned into analyst.
    I bet once the 2nd quarter hits next year this clown along with all the other clowns making bad “analysis” will still have a job. Mean while causing stocks to go up and down with no true substance coming down the pipe.

    Tell those idiots to stop looking to twitter facebook or their txt msg from the their intern who slept with a bartender who heard from a couple guys who they think work at apple and overheard what they said who’s friend is trying so damn to make it in their career trying to do it like in the movies.

    If there was going to be any news on the iPhone there will an apple’esk type of event. Until then sit tight and quit with the verizon BS. Look at the phones verizon is subject to get excluded the almighty iPhone. Every phone they get is marketed against and fits in so perfectly with what verizon already loves to do, have complete control over everything that has to do with them. So use some common sense besides the whole well it would be only logical to have more than one carrier bs. Hey it would be nice to have the Sunday NFL package with cable, but no it’s ONLY on directtv. But guess what, they are doing just fine don’t cha think.

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