Will Verizon wreck Apple’s iPhone with V Cast and other non-removable crapware?

“Major sticking points in negotiations between Verizon and Apple have reportedly been the wireless carrier’s interest in allowing retail partners to sell the iPhone, and Verizon’s promotion of its V Cast digital video-on-demand store. Overnight, The Wall Street Journal filled in some of the holes in its story filed Wednesday afternoon, adding new details of a purported Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhone,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“The report also [alleged] that Apple and Verizon butted heads over a number of issues, including the wireless carrier’s V Cast digital video store,” Oliver reports. “‘Verizon, in those earlier discussions, balked at Apple’s requirement that Verizon not allow its retail partners to sell the phone, people familiar with the discussion said at the time,’ the report said. ‘Verizon also declined to give up its ability to sell content like music and videos through its proprietary service, these people said.”

Oliver reports, “The expanded report from Yukari Iwatani Kane and Ting-I Tsai also added that Apple will not create a dual-mode GSM and CDMA phone for Verizon’s network. Instead, the new Verizon-compatible phone will operate only on CDMA networks, based on a chip provided by Qualcomm.”

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  1. I am excited to find out what the plans and implementation will look like. I will finally be getting an iPhone. If Verizon blows it by crippling any of the iPhone capability, then I will be going with ATT.

  2. I am excited to find out what the plans and implementation will look like. I will finally be getting an iPhone. If Verizon blows it by crippling any of the iPhone capability, then I will be going with ATT.

  3. I have a feeling Apple will go to Sprint or Tmobile first rather than over to Verizon. Though tmobile may be last because people are just unlocking anyways and who knows if tmobile can afford to subsidize the iphone. Give it to Sprint first.

    Verizon wanted to put its crapware on the phone and Apple said no.. so Verizon said go screw.. AT&T said we will take you and so they did.. Now that Verizon see how its getting its ass kicked.. it may just rethink that strategy and say ok fine we wont touch it 🙁

  4. I have a feeling Apple will go to Sprint or Tmobile first rather than over to Verizon. Though tmobile may be last because people are just unlocking anyways and who knows if tmobile can afford to subsidize the iphone. Give it to Sprint first.

    Verizon wanted to put its crapware on the phone and Apple said no.. so Verizon said go screw.. AT&T said we will take you and so they did.. Now that Verizon see how its getting its ass kicked.. it may just rethink that strategy and say ok fine we wont touch it 🙁

  5. The article gives insight with regards to the loggerheads Apple and Verizon faced preventing the selling of iPhones…

    Having Verizon’s retail partners to sell the phone, and ability to sell from its V-Cast digital video store content like music and videos through that proprietary service…

    The article fails to inform us, even if only a guess, as to what might have been reached to allow the iPhone and Verizon to partner up?

  6. The article gives insight with regards to the loggerheads Apple and Verizon faced preventing the selling of iPhones…

    Having Verizon’s retail partners to sell the phone, and ability to sell from its V-Cast digital video store content like music and videos through that proprietary service…

    The article fails to inform us, even if only a guess, as to what might have been reached to allow the iPhone and Verizon to partner up?

  7. Apple should allow the iPhone to have the vcast video on demand installed, but only on the app level that can be ignored or removed if necessary. If someone WANTS to use that and is paying for it, then they should be more than welcome to it, but it should be removable if not wanted. It will not detract from iTunes. I wonder if Verizon is insisting that it be installed at the OS level and not be removable and also asking for a crippled bluetooth /wifi version also. Give us options and choices, but dont cripple my iPhone.

  8. Apple should allow the iPhone to have the vcast video on demand installed, but only on the app level that can be ignored or removed if necessary. If someone WANTS to use that and is paying for it, then they should be more than welcome to it, but it should be removable if not wanted. It will not detract from iTunes. I wonder if Verizon is insisting that it be installed at the OS level and not be removable and also asking for a crippled bluetooth /wifi version also. Give us options and choices, but dont cripple my iPhone.

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