Will Apple announce a Verizon iPhone at iPhone OS 4 event on Thursday?
Is it possible that the iPhone OS 4’s concept was originated as a result of Verizon wanting to sell the iPhone?
After all, Apple has already said they are currently working on an iPhone that is 100% compatible with Verizon’s network. This “working on a new iPhone” concept could very well be the new iPhone OS 4 that we keep hearing about.
And Verizon’s CEO Ivan Seidenberg has already gone on record saying that ““wants to carry the iPhone”, and that “Apple is still working on a the design for a compatible version of the iPhone for Verizon’s network.”
So it wouldn’t surprise me one bit to hear Apple announce a partnership with Verizon on Thursday at the iPhone OS4 event.
People seem to be split evenly over agreeing, and disagreeing with Apple’s decision to leave an exclusive deal with AT&T. But from Apple’s perspective, they obviously want to sell more iPhones – which will happen when / if they expand to Verizon, but they (being Apple) also want to ensure the highest quality service for iPhone users. And this is an area that AT&T has come up short.
Customers are reporting on a regular basis that they are losing calls and 3G connections in large metro areas like San Francisco and New York.
This is just unacceptable to people who are paying AT&T’s $30 per month unlimited data package with the iPhone.
It will be interesting to see what Apple talks about at Thursday’s iPhone OS 4 meetings, and perhaps we’ll even hear the official announcement of the Verizon / iPhone expansion.
Engadget will be liveblogging from the iPhone OS 4 event on Thursday.