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Verizon iPhone rumors coming to fruition

Christmas may come a wee bit late this year as there has been much speculation of the iPhone coming to Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile carrier. According to a person who is in “direct contact with Apple,” an...
 Verizon iPhone rumors coming to fruition
 
 

Christmas may come a wee bit late this year as there has been much speculation of the iPhone coming to Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile carrier. According to a person who is in “direct contact with Apple,” an iPhone handset is in the works to become compatible to Verizon’s wireless network for access to the phone beginning early next year, as soon as January.

The New York Times has added further credibility to the rumor that began last week by the Wall Street Journal, who seemed to start the whirlwind of speculation popular among geeks, business executives, and Apple and Verizon fans.

The Wall Street Journal article claims that: Verizon Wireless has been meeting with Apple, adding capacity and testing its networks to prepare for the heavy data load by iPhone users, according to one person familiar with the matter. The carrier is seeking to avoid the kind of public-relations hit that AT&T took when the boom in data-hungry iPhones overtaxed its network, especially in New York and San Francisco.

According to The New York Times article: “Facing intense competition from phone makers wedded to Google’s Android software, Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, finally plans to make the iPhone available on Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless carrier in the United States.

“After more than three years of using only AT&T cellphone networks, Apple is now making a version of the iPhone 4 for Verizon’s network, according to a person who is in direct contact with Apple. Apple and Verizon will begin selling the phone early next year, said the person, who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity because the plans were supposed to be confidential and he did not want to alienate his contacts at Apple.

“Apple and Verizon Wireless declined to comment.”

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