Verizon CEO dodges CDMA Apple iPhone questions, says to ask Apple

“Verizon Wireless chief Lowell McAdam today dodged around questions regarding the prospect of an iPhone but put the burden on Apple,” Electronista reports.

“At a CTIA press event, McAdam responded to new claims that a Verizon iPhone was being mass produced for early next year by saying that he hadn’t seen the specific WSJ rumor,” Electronista reports. “‘Apple is really the one that has to make that kind of announcement,’ McAdam said. ‘At some point our business interests are going to align… I fully expect it, but I don’t have anything to say [at the moment].'”

Electronista reports, “The statements didn’t amount to confirmation but was somewhat unusual for Verizon, which has usually tried to downplay claims further and safeguard its Android phone sales.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Mr. Freeze couldn’t have frozen Android sales any faster – and just in time for Christmas shopping season, too!

68 Comments

  1. “Apple is really the one that has to make that kind of announcement. At some point our business interests are going to align… I fully expect it, but I don’t have anything to say [at the moment].”

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  2. “Apple is really the one that has to make that kind of announcement. At some point our business interests are going to align… I fully expect it, but I don’t have anything to say [at the moment].”

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  3. Oh mdn…,

    MDN isn’t worried about “getting everyone’s hopes up,” they’re helping to freeze the Android market – and, I might add, very effectively, too.

    The Wall Street Journal has a very, very strong track record with their Apple reporting. If they say something is coming, it very likely is.

  4. Oh mdn…,

    MDN isn’t worried about “getting everyone’s hopes up,” they’re helping to freeze the Android market – and, I might add, very effectively, too.

    The Wall Street Journal has a very, very strong track record with their Apple reporting. If they say something is coming, it very likely is.

  5. It works both ways. If Verizon leaked iPhone news (or in some way gave the Verizon iPhone rumors official credibility), it would “freeze” some current Android phone sales for people who want an iPhone. But it would also “freeze” some current iPhone sales at ATT for people who want to use Verizon.

    So the best thing for Verizon and Apple is to shut up until “early 2011” rolls around. Verizon’s CEO should not have even said what he said…

  6. It works both ways. If Verizon leaked iPhone news (or in some way gave the Verizon iPhone rumors official credibility), it would “freeze” some current Android phone sales for people who want an iPhone. But it would also “freeze” some current iPhone sales at ATT for people who want to use Verizon.

    So the best thing for Verizon and Apple is to shut up until “early 2011” rolls around. Verizon’s CEO should not have even said what he said…

  7. They are probably negotiating, trying to “align” their business interests. Probably the first line in the NDA is “We don’t talk about the Apple-Verizon Club…”. The party that spills the beans probably have to put up more money.

  8. They are probably negotiating, trying to “align” their business interests. Probably the first line in the NDA is “We don’t talk about the Apple-Verizon Club…”. The party that spills the beans probably have to put up more money.

  9. If true that will make Apple’s slowest quarter following the Xmas one, a blockbuster one, This will keep Apple well above 330 and stop any selloff after the holidays.

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