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Verizon Dishes on 'World iPhone' and LTE iPhone

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May 19, 2011, 11:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Verizon Wireless Fran Shammo today indicated for a second time that the next version of the Apple iPhone it sells will be a world phone, capable of using Verizon's CDMA network in the U.S., and the GSM-based networks in other countries. The CDMA iPhone 4 sold by Verizon currently only works in the U.S. and a select few countries, unlike the AT&T version, which works the world over. Shammo reiterated that when the next iPhone is launched by Apple, Verizon will be able to sell it at the same time AT&T can. On the subject of an LTE-equipped iPhone, Shammo deferred to Apple. "I think it's a bigger issue for Apple than it is for us," he said. "Depending on where Apple plays, that's where we'll sell." Verizon Wireless's LTE network recently expanded to 55 markets, but still has a long way to go before completion. Apple has previously said that adding LTE to the iPhone would force it to make design concessions it's not prepared to accept.

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May 23, 2011, 6:47 PM

I will laugh if they push out the iphone 5 this summer and it doesn't have 4g.

I will laugh very hard.

May 19, 2011, 12:46 PM


This will cause them to make the iPhone more bigger which Apple does not want to happen anytime soon. maybe next year but Apple is not going to make that sacrifices just yet because they been trying to become slimmer. May by them slimming up the sim card it can help the iPhone stay slim when they do decide to make the iPhone 4G, but until then no luck in this happening no time soon. 😛
That was a great summary of the article, although in broken english. Thanks for that.

May 19, 2011, 6:30 PM

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