Verizon iPhone Might Be Available During Holiday Shopping Season

News | Sunday May 30 2010 8:51 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

This is the latest in a series of rumors that we have been tracking with respect to the purported launch of a Verizon iPhone later this year. Earlier this month,
, an operating division of Asustek, to manufacture CDMA iPhones. The report also stated that mass-production was expected to commence in September and that the annual shipment of CDMA iPhones was likely to be
However, in a recent revelation,
senior analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo noted that Pegatron was
, which would mean that a full release was not likely before the end of this year.
A November release however makes a lot of sense. Verizon has traditionally timed its high profile launches for the holiday shopping season. Following the
during the holiday season last year, the carrier will be looking forward to repeat its success with the iPhone this year. An early 2011 release will quite clearly rob Verizon of lucrative revenues from the holiday shopping season.
However, an announcement regarding the launch of the
. Ashok Kumar warns that a decision on the Verizon iPhone ultimately rests with Steve Jobs and hence we may have to take the speculations with caution at the moment.
It needs to be noted that a November launch of a Verizon iPhone doesn't mean that users have to stay until then to migrate to another carrier. Apple could still announce an
In our opinion, if Apple releases a Verizon iPhone in November, it would work over
rather than CDMA as Apple had long labeled it as a “dead” technology.

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