Verizon iPhone: Is it For Real?

Apple plans to manufacture an iPhone capable of running on Verizon’s CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) network, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. A late-2010 production start would pave the road for Verizon to offer the iPhone in early 2011.

The Oct. 6 Journal report quotes unnamed people "briefed by Apple." Qualcomm will apparently build a key chip for the Verizon iPhone. In addition, Apple is reportedly working on the fifth-generation iPhone, although a timeframe for its release on Verizon remained "unclear."

Rumors have circulated for months that Apple intends to break its iPhone exclusivity with AT&T and release the smartphone on other carriers in the United States. In August, TechCrunch reported that Apple was in negotiations with manufacturers for a Verizon iPhone, again with a tentative launch date of early 2011.

For more, read the eWeek article Apple iPhone Heading to Verizon in Early 2011: Report.

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