After all the talk of a Verizon iPhone and white iPhones neither have hit the shelves for Christmas. The partnership between Apple and Verizon, which is clear but still not official due to there not being any announcements or even a conference to confirm or deny the rumours. Customers however will be left rather annoyed if shortly after Christmas an announcement is made confirming that the Verizon iPhone is to be released in the next few months. The iPhone 4 has had unprecedented sales and has been more popular then the iPhone 3 and 3G. So if for Christmas you were to buy an iPhone 4 on AT&T and then it’s released on America’s biggest network, you would be somewhat annoyed. The timing by Apple and Verizon has been poor. If the release date is the first quarter of 2011 there will some very unhappy customers.
A relationship between Apple and Verizon Wireless is being kept under wraps. They are currently in agreement over the iPad, as Verizon’s network is available on Apple’s iPads.
Verizon have invested in a new 4G network which will keep customers happy, especially as many iPhone users have complained about AT&T’s network problems which include signal issues and dropped calls.
Android devices on Verizon have secured 27% of the phone market in the second quarter. By introducing the iPhone on Verizon this may dampen Android share of the market as iPhone increases theirs.
Would you buy an iPhone on Verizon?