If Verizon Ever Gets the iPhone, It Won't be Until It Has 4G

Friday, Sep 24, 2010  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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If Verizon Ever Gets the iPhone, It Won't be Until It Has 4G

Verizon's CEO says the iPhone may happen for his company.

If any of you Verizon faithful are still waiting for the day when the iPhone comes to Verizon (bless yer little hearts!), you may have quite a while yet — or not too long, actually. It's a little confusing, but Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg's comments have at least made the idea of a Verizon iPhone a little more concrete.

Let's just skip all the fimble-famble and get right to his comments, shall we?

First up: "We don't feel like we have an iPhone deficit. We would love to carry it when we get there, but we have to earn it." Translation: We'd love to take away one of AT&T's hardest hitters, but we're not going to beg. The "earn it" speaks to what he says next.

Second quote: "I think 4G will accelerate the process, and any other decisions Apple makes would be fine with us." Translation: Right now Sprint, using WiMAX, is one of the few national carriers with a 4G network in place and running. Verizon's probably won't arrive until next year, and both AT&T and Verizon are in a race to get all the infrastructure in place. Until then, though, it's doubtful that we'll see the iPhone on Verizon.

And all this just a day after Apple's push toward CDMA-only iPhones made folks think it really could be possible. Not yet, my friends!

Yahoo! Finance, via Geek Sugar

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