Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Verizon iPhone Model To Be Ready THIS FALL, Sources Say

A Verizon iPhone model could be coming later this year, according to a Wall Street Journal article that cites 'people briefed on the matter.'

The Wall Street Journal writes,

The people briefed on the matter said one of the new iPhones is being manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which produced Apple's previous iPhones. The model that has CDMA capability, used by Verizon Wireless, is being manufactured by Pegatron Technology Corp., the contract manufacturing subsidiary of Taiwan's ASUSTeK Computer Inc., said these people.

One person familiar with the situation said Pegatron is scheduled to start mass producing the CDMA iPhones in September, but it was unclear when Apple might make the model available.

The Wall Street Journal also says that a second new iPhone model is set to be unveiled sometime this summer.

The latest report of the iPhone coming to Verizon should be taken with a grain of salt: rumors of a Verizon-enabled iPhone have been numerous and frequently contradictory. Analysts predicted there was 'a good chance' Apple would unveil a Verizon iPhone this past January, while just over a month ago, Product Review wrote, 'It looks like the chances of the iPhone coming to Verizon are getting slimmer by the day.'

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