Apple CEO Steve Jobs likely to appear in NYC at Verizon iPhone event on Tuesday Jan. 11th

Custom ZAGG Skins for iPhone 4!Verizon Wireless on Friday sent an invitation to select press to attend a special event in New York City on January 11, 2011 at 11am ET.

John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD, “While the appearance isn’t 100 percent assured, sources in a position to know tell me that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, [Apple CEO Steve] Jobs will likely join McAdam onstage in New York when he announces the addition of the iPhone to its handset lineup.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]

21 Comments

  1. we all know they are going to get the phone, but what will the monthly pricing be? Now att will have competition, so will we see a price war? I’d like to see unlimited calling, texting and web for no more than 69.99

  2. It will be interesting to see what kind of compromises the two companies have made. Both are historically pretty anal about certain things that are in complete conflict, so we’ll find out which side needed the other more based on the details.

    I’m putting my money on a Verizon iPhone that really is only differentiated by the fact it will say “Verizon” by the signal bars with no crap apps. If the phone is physically branded or has some pre-installed Verizon app store crap pre-installed, it will suggest Apple REALLY wanted this.

  3. 2 carriers will not bring the price down much. Look at what’s happening at Canada… Multi-carriers do not guarantee price drop.
    Of course, we all will have to wait and see VZ’s pricing scheme…

  4. I’m starting to think Jobs will not be present for this.
    If he appears on stage, nobody will even see or even remember that their was some verizon dude there as well. It will be a Steve Jobs show all the way; and again, I don’t think this is going to happen. Probably some other Apple Rep.
    Hey, maybe a cellular Facetime call to Jobs(?)

  5. Verizon is no better than AT&T. The best thing about the Verizon iPhone is that it will relieve some of the overload on AT&T’s network. That’s better for everyone: Verizon customers (and eager switchers) will get what they want, and the rest of us will hopefully get decent performance from the AT&T network at last.

  6. @MidWest Mac: agreed, I really, *really* hope Apple didn’t cave on branding or pre-installed cr-app. Once that door is opened, it can’t ever be closed, and *every* carrier around the world will be yelling at Apple to let them do the same. And if *that* happens, then the iPhone would lose some of its significant advantages over Android (that the phone maker, NOT the carrier, controls the user experience).

  7. If Apple actually DID compromise and allow Verizon to dictate any minor element of the phone experience (and I’m pretty sure that is NOT the case), many AAPL shareholders will sell right away. The entire brand value of iPhone is exactly in the complete uniformity across the globe. With the exception of the tiny logo next to the signal bars, there is no way to tell to which carrier the phone is locked. In other words, unlocked phones are identical to locked ones and would work exactly the same way on every iPhone carrier of the world.

    I am still not completely convinced regarding the prospect of an imminent Verizon iPhone announcement. I promise, though, to be one of the first (if not the first) to admit I was wrong in doubting these, at this point quite loud, rumours.

  8. Is Verizon going to admit that they made a mistake by originally passing up the iPhone when Steve first asked them?

    Or will they insinuate that the iPhone is finally good enough for Verizon?

  9. This will not result in any “price wars”.
    No need if customers have been waiting for this and holding off purchasing another smartphone.
    Do you really think lowing the plan pricing is needed for the iPhone to sell in record numbers?

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