Verizon Now Carries The iPhone, Features New Antenna Design

After years of rumors, the iPhone is now on Verizon and goes toe-to-toe with AT&T. Will you make the switch?

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 and has one more gap which could help signal attenuation.

The iPhone 4 will also come with Mobile Hotspot support, something AT&T doesn’t support on the iPhone. Up to 5 devices can be connected to the iPhone will act like a MiFi base station.

What’s interesting is Tim Cook’s comments on LTE. During a Q&A session, someone from the press asked about the lack of LTE to which Cook responded with:

“Two reasons — the first gen LTW chipsets force design changes we wouldn’t make. And Verizon customers told us they want the iPhone now. I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve been asked ‘when will it work on Verizon.'”

via Engadget

The iPhone 4 can be pre-ordered online February 3rd by existing Verizon customers and can be bought February 10th in Apple and Verizon stores online or in person.

Tanner Godarzi
Tanner is tech-savvy with an eye for great content who is pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Web Design and Interactive Media from the Art Institute of California—Orange County. Tanner has been a freelance Blogger and Social Media consultant for over 4 years and contributed content for O'Reilly's "Big Book Of Apple Hacks." Tanner has blogged for industry notables such as Hadley Stern for Apple Matters, C.K. for Obsessable and gave insight about Social Media for The Blog Herald. Tanner resides in Huntington Beach and is a cycling enthusiast.


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