The Verizon iPhone Coming Summer 2010

May 13, 2010 by Ryan Ray 

This is an exciting time of the summer, school is out for me and many others. Nice spring weather is here, and the next iPhone is so close I can almost feel it. The rumor mills are churning more and more out every day about the next gen iPhone. Of course nothing fuels the flames of the mills more than the iPhone coming to Verizon. Remember when the first iPhone was about to come out and Verizon turned it down due to Apple’s demands. Now they are begging for another chance to have it. Plus Apple may be getting tired of dealing with only AT&T and their problems.

So what will it mean to the U.S. market if the iPhone came to Verizon. It’ll be a big deal. For one introducing some plan and feature competition will never hurt any of us, no matter the network. The pricing wars will then begin, and I definitely welcome that. Cheaper data plans, cheaper texting, etc… This also opens up the door for Apple to sell a lot more iPhones. It’ll be an interesting time to see what happens. I’m sure millions of people have been dying for this, I know of at least one person who is just waiting for the iPhone *cough* John Tibbs *cough*. He’ll either be switching to AT&T soon in the next two years or grabbing the Verizon iPhone. I’m sure many more of my friends would love to pick up the iPhone as well once it’s on Verizon.

There could be a downside to the iPhone being available on Verizon as well. Remember how Verizon used to be pretty good at clamping down their phones. No bluetooth capabilities, no this and that, etc… They really locked down their phones to buying stuff only from Verizon. I’m worried that if the iPhone comes over to Verizon that things like bluetooth and the new video chatting capabilities will be limited. Although I don’t think Apple would let this happen, they are selling the iPhone in China without Wifi enabled. Although they are making headway slowly on that. Apple is very controlling over the experience you have with their devices and I appreciate that for the average consumer, I just don’t hope Verizon is any worse than Apple. Two big companies locking down their product wouldn’t turn out very well. I also wonder if the Verizon network will see performance degradation from the flock of people using the iPhone on their network now? Would it be AT&T all over again? I’d love to see that just so they get a taste of their own medicine.

Will the iPhone ever come to Verizon or any other carrier in the U.S.? I hope so, it has to. In every other country besides the U.S. the iPhone is on multiple carriers creating more competition and more choices. This is where the iPhone is stagnant at in the U.S. I have loved my experience on the iPhone with AT&T, and hopefully this just pushes AT&T to work faster and harder to keep a competitive EDGE over Verizon.

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5 Responses to “The Verizon iPhone Coming Summer 2010”

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  2. Joel on May 13th, 2010 11:14 pm

    I know if the iPhone came to verizon, and it did lower the data plan cost like you suggested, I would be one of those friends that would jump on the bandwagon. Too many people that I talk to frequently that are on verizon.

  3. Ryan Ray on May 14th, 2010 11:45 am

    Someday Joel, someday the iPhone has to come to other carries in the U.S. :)

  4. John on May 16th, 2010 4:49 pm

    Verified: Verizon Wireless just blacked out dates for all employees for the month of August 2010. June 2010 is Apples WWDC, What better a place to reveal than infront of your developers for iphone apps? Also….Verizon wireless is fully 4g capable on or about June-July 2010. All the stars are aligning, and January 2010 noted an end to Apples exclusivity deal with AT&T. If a new carrier was not to be taken, they would have just extended it. Youtube has recently featured a leaked 4g Iphone that was bricked by apple just hours after it was found. just my 2 cents.

  5. Ryan Ray on May 16th, 2010 4:52 pm

    Very interesting information you’ve shared John, can’t wait to see what unfolds. Are you a Verizon customer?

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