Thursday, October 7, 2010

WSJ Says Verizon iPhone This Year, New Form Factor Next Year




The WSJ is reporting that Apple will begin production of a Verzion iPhone this year, and that the fifth generation iPhone will have a new form factor.

The new iPhone would be similar in design to the iPhone 4 currently sold by AT&T Inc. but would be based on an alternative wireless technology called CDMA used by Verizon, these people said. The phone, for which Qualcomm Inc. is providing a key chip, is expected to be released in the first quarter of next year, according to the same people.

Separately, Apple is also developing a new iPhone model, said people briefed on the matter. One person familiar with the new iPhone plan said the fifth-generation iPhone will be a different form factor from those that are currently available. It was unclear how soon that version will be available to Verizon

Kaufman Bros analyst Shaw Wu has just issued a report stating that Apple is working on larger and smaller iPhone models which could be released as early as 2011.




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