Pre-orders For Verizon iPhone To Start At 3am EST On February 3rd

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Jan 272011
 

Verizon has apparently started providing details about Apple’s iPhone to its corporate customers ahead of the official launch on its network early next month.

The CDMA iPhone 4 will be available for pre-orders from February 3rd to qualified Verizon Wireless customers, ahead of general availability from February 10th.

Macrumors is reporting that they’ve received an email from Verizon with the following information: Continue reading »

AT&T Offering Unlimited Data Plan For iPhone Customers To Stop Them From Going With Verizon

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Jan 262011
 

Competition is always good for customers and looks like iPhone users are going to soon benefit from it with the launch of CDMA iPhone on Verizon’s network.

The Verizon iPhone 4 pricing details that were briefly revealed by Apple today confirmed that Verizon will be offering unlimited data plans to its iPhone customers.

Associated Press has just reported that the news of the unlimited data plans is putting a lot of pressure on AT&T and it is quietly giving some of its iPhone customers the option to switch to unlimited data plan to stop them from switching to Verizon. Continue reading »

Verizon iPhone 4, 3G mobile hotspot

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Jan 112011
 

It’ll probably be subject to an additional fee as usual, but Verizon and Apple have just revealed that the new CDMA iPhone 4 will act as a mobile WiFi connection for up to five devices. It’ll come with an iOS-specific version of the Verizon 3G Mobile Hotspot that folks have been enjoying on their Droids for many moons now. That should allowing for laptops, tablets and the like to get online via iPhone without a pesky cord, and almost certainly make the long-verboten iPhone – iPad tethering connection finally attainable. Joy to the world!

Update: Verizon called it an app, but getting hands-on we can see that’s not the case at all — Personal Hotspot is built right into the CDMA iPhone 4’s build of iOS 4.2.5. Perhaps we’ll see it migrate to other devices as well?

[via engadget]

Apple Has Increased 2011 1st Quarter iPhone Shipments To 21 Million; Including 5-6 Million CDMA iPhones

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Dec 272010
 

DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has raised the iPhone shipment for first quarter of 2011 from 19 million units to 20-21 million units.

According to DigiTimes, the number also includes 5-6 million CDMA iPhones, which it claims will be launched in North America and Asia Pacific in the first quarter of 2011. Continue reading »

Apple Hiring iPhone Engineers To Work On Verizon iPhone

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Dec 132010
 

In what is being seen as yet another indication of Apple’s plans to eventually bring the iPhone to Verizon, the company is learned to be scouting for engineers who have experience with Verizon’s CDMA technology.

In a fresh posting on the Apple Jobs portal, the company has sought for a “Cellular Systems Perf Engineer” who is familiar with technologies like CDMA in addition to GSM, GPSRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSDPA and HSUPA. While the job posting itself has been removed since then, the experience requirements has raised an important point about the potential new cellular technologies that could be supported on Apple iPhone in future. To be fair, the posting makes it clear that Apple is simply looking for an engineer who is a versatile cellular expert and not someone solely with experience in CDMA technologies. Continue reading »

CDMA iPhone rumored for India

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Oct 132010
 

More fuel for the CDMA iPhone fire today. The Wall Street Journal says that Apple is in talks with both Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices to bring a CDMA version of its iPhone — the one it again says will be on sale at Verizon early next year — to India. The discussions have apparently been ongoing for four or five months according to one WSJ source.

This comes out as news of iPhone exclusivity arrangements are ending in both Germany and The Netherlands. In Germany, Deutsche Telekom loses its exclusive now that both O2 and Vodafone will be offering Apple’s finest before the holidays. In Holland, T-Mobile just lost its exclusive arrangement as both KPN and Vodafone have announced plans to carry the iPhone — no specific dates were mentioned though, like Germany, in time for the holidays is a pretty good guess.

[via engadget]

Verizon To Sell CDMA iPhones in 2011

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Oct 072010
 

Wall Street Journal has just reported that Apple will start mass producing CDMA iPhones for Verizon by the end of 2010.

Wall Street Journal claims that according to ‘people briefed by Apple’ Verizon will start selling the CDMA iPhones, which will be similar in design to the iPhone 4 from early next year. WSJ reports:

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. 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. Continue reading »

Aug 112010
 

It’s not as cut-and-dry as last night’s declaration that a new Retina Display-equipped iPod Touch is due in the next few weeks, but our man John Gruber just put up a lengthy post on the long-rumored CDMA iPhone for Verizon in which he says the mythical handset is codenamed “N92” and has reached “engineering verification test” (EVT) status. According to Gruber, that’s just one step below “design verification test,” which is what that stolen iPhone 4 prototype was — meaning the CDMA iPhone is apparently just two hops away from production. Mix in persistent rumors of large CDMA chipset orders these past few weeks and a dash of AT&T hinting that exclusivity might be over, and it’s sounding like ol’ N92 could well arrive in January as first reported by Bloomberg — perhaps at Verizon’s CES press conference. In Gruber’s words, “the CDMA iPhone is no longer a cold storage, keep-it-alive-just-in-case-we-need-it project.”

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Aug 102010
 

Taiwanese website, DigiTimes has revealed some interesting details about Apple’s next generation iOS devices.

According to their source, Apple will be releasing the next generation iPad in the first quarter of 2011, launching a CDMA-based iPhone at CES in January 2011 and introduce a new Apple TV based on AMD’s Fusion platform in early 2011.DigiTimes has provided the following details of Apple’s next generation iOS devices: Continue reading »

Apple Has Ordered Qualcomm CDMA Chips For Verizon iPhone Launch In January 2011?

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Aug 102010
 

Rumors about the iPhone launching on Verizon are as old as the iPhone itself. But the latest report from TechCrunch has added an additional layer of credibility to the speculation.

The website reports that Apple has placed a large order for Qualcomm CDMA chips to be deployed in a iPhone production run scheduled for December of this year. Continue reading »