On Tuesday, April 6, 2010, the chief executive officer of Verizon, Ivan Seidenberg, told Apple that Verizon would like to carry the iPhone. He also referenced a report saying that Apple is indeed working on a CDMA-capable iPhone.
For those who don’t know, Code division multiple access (CDMA) is a channel access method utilized by various radio communication technologies. This is the type of technology that both Verizon and Sprint use in their phones, while carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T use SIM cards (the current iPhones require this technology).
Seindenberg did not say whether the iPhone will come to Verizon or not. He also quoted a report from late March that said a two new iPhones are in development, one being CDMA-capable. Hopefully this report is verifiable and Apple does agree to move the iPhone to Verizon. Talks of the iPhone moving to Verizon have been going on for a while now so nothing can be certain thus far.
It is interesting, however, that Seindenberg’s comments have come almost immediately before Apple’s preview to the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0 this Thursday, April 8. The 4.0 OS will likely be released, however, not until early summer. Hopefully Verizon will finally get the iPhone and being the largest wireless provider in the United States, I don’t see why they wouldn’t.
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