Verizon Holding Special Event January 11th, iPhone 4 Coming To The Network?


The iPhone and Verizon have a long and storied history. As soon as the iPhone was announced on Cingular (then AT&T after a merger), rumors swirled the phone would come to Verizon. After 4 years and millions of iPhones sold, Verizon is holding an event January 11th – could the iPhone 4 be coming a CDMA flavor?

The invite, published by All Things D and Macrumors was sent to prominent Apple bloggers and journalists.

The timing of the event falls in line with a mandate Apple sent retail employees asking them not to take a vacation for three weeks starting at the end of January. It is unknown if Steve Jobs will join the stage with Verizon president and COO Lowell McAdam

There are other clues pointing towards Apple’s involvement and possibly Steve Jobs’ attendance. Gizmodo, which allegedly has a great relationship with Verizon was not sent an invite.

Here’s what’s key: We’re great friends with Verizon. (Hi guys!) We’ve worked with them for years, and we’ve been to like every event they’ve had over the last three years. We haven’t gotten an invite. Which is weird. We’ve reached out to Verizon to see why, exactly, we weren’t invited, but we’ve gotten no comment yet. (Update: Verizon’s official response is a big ol’ no comment.)


  1. […] Verizon announced during its event it would carry the iPhone 4 minutes ago and ends years of speculation. The iPhone 4 will carry the same price points on a 2-year contract: $199 and $299 for the 16GB and 32GB model respectively. Apple also changed the iPhone 4′s antenna to work with a CDMA network and according to The Apple Blog’s Tweet Tweet and has one more gap which could help signal attenuation. […]

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