[Rumor] Verizon iPhone To Be Better than iPhone 4?

It appears that’ll be the case, if the “insider” the folks over at DVICE is in fact supplying them with correct information.  The informant claims to have used a prototype Verizon iPhone, and noted numerous upgrades over the standard iPhone 4 that can currently be found on AT&T’s network.  These little tidbits hint to the ever growing rumor that the Verizon iPhone will be in fact an upgraded iPhone 4.  More information and updated specs after the break.

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fonefrenzy podcast #05 featuring Daniel and Tony

Podcast Episode #5
Topic #1 – Samsung Galaxy S Event
Topic #2 – Android 3.0 rumors
Topic #3 – iPhone coming to Verizon in January
Topic #4 – iPhone 4 problems continue
Topic #5 – Droid X ad calls out Apple’s Antenna issue
Topic #6 – Microsoft killing the Kin
Topic #7 – Palm/HP
Topic#8 – Storm 3 spec leak
Topic#9 – User questions
Also there are listener questions asked and answered.
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Wall Street speculation on Verizon iPhone

Don’t you just love Apple iPhone/Verizon chatter? Especially after the network gaffe during WWDC 2010 and some guy yelling out “Verizon” when things weren’t working so well. Now Wall Street analysts, you know, the guys that get paid big bucks to say stuff about companies and technology they have no clue about in reality, say they know Apple will be releasing an iPhone on Verizon sometime soon. With both Ben Reites of Barclays Capital and Scott Craig of Bank of America making their own announcements on the same day. It does give some interesting, if not factual credence to the whole forthcoming Verizon iPhone.

One change we may see from Apple is a six month product cycle instead of the usual 12 months. Reason being that smart phones today are on a much shorter cycle than Apple release times. Not only that but Android is certainly making a serious dent in Apple iPhone sales. Don’t think that AT&T doesn’t notice it either, with it’s snail-like release of cripple Android handsets, probably in order to not hurt it’s relationship with Apple. But facts are facts and Apple needs to step up and bring what the people want, an option of their great product on another network.

Verizon is the second largest network in the United States with approximately 70 million potential customers. Apple is not stupid and can hear the crys from the masses. Expect Apple to bump up production cycles, with minor updates to their phones on 6 month intervals, probably beginning this September with a “one more thing” at the end of the conference finally announcing a Verizon handset. Hit the break for more info.

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Verizon spokesman says “no plans to carry the iPhone in the immediate future”

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During an interview from Beet.tv, Verizon Spokesman John Johnson stated:

Q: Let me ask you first of all about Verizon and the iPhone. What is happening, if anything? What is the status?

A: No one ever asks that question. (Smiles) So, no plans to carry the iPhone in the immediate future, but you’ve gotta look at the incredible excitement around the Android devices…

These comments should be taken with a grain of salt as TheStreet reports that analyst Ashok Kumar claims that Apple is getting ready to do a possible holiday launch on Verizon:

The Mac maker has also told its manufacturing partner Asustek to plan on starting full-scale production of a CDMA version of the iPhone to be available at Verizon as early as November, Kumar says. The report is yet another confirmation of Apple’s long-awaited Verizon iPhone, which still awaits final approval from the two companies that have not always seen eye-to-eye.

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4G iPhone parts appearing in the wild? iPhone coming to Verizon this year?

We reported about a new 4G iPhone being tested late last year on Verizon’s LTE network, now pictures of an over-sized iPhone 4G have been sent to an iPhone repair facility in Olathe, Kansas. What appears to have dropped into their laps is an iPhone front part of the case which came from a reputable supplier of parts for iPhones. The front case is larger in size compared to an iPhone 3GS which stands at 1/4 inches taller than the iPhone 3GS. The Phone face-plate also had a mirror-like surface directly above the speaker. Hit the read more link.

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Verizon Bringing iPhone; Confirmed From 3rd Party App Dev of iPhone 3,1

As we report earlier: Bigger News for Verizon Than Motorola’s Droid, it seems that Verizon may indeed be testing a CDMA version of the iPhone.

It appears that an iPhone developer by the name of Pandav, told MacRumors that they have spotted usage records for an apparently unreleased version of an iPhone known as iPhone 3,1 in their app’s analytical report. The app used under the iPhone was code-named 3,1 and was caught using the iBART [Free / Paid app for the Northern California Bay Area Rapid Transit system]. The application itself is a public transportation guide the BART system. Also, PinchMedia who provides the information for the application breaks down customer usage including what specific devices are being used.

PinchMedia provides a list of devices which are reported to developers using device identification numbers assigned by Apple. So,  “iPhone3,1” was first spotted in Pandav’s usage logs in sometime in November. Furthermore, the iPhone3,1 identifier does not directly match up with any iPhones presently shipped by Apple. Please note, that the most recent iPhone released and sold was the iPhone 3GS which carries the identification string iPhone2,1.

Apple also began testing iPhone 3GS known as iPhone2,1 back in October of 2008. iPhone 2,1 was tested about the same time: eight months ahead of its launch and the phone was also tested directly in Northern California’s bay area, which is home the Apple headquarters.

Now whether this is the 4G version of the iPhone or a CDMA version remains to be seen, but this still corroborates the information we’ve received from our sources, which stated the following information “My sources have confirmed that Apple and Verizon have been testing a  iPhone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.” This could allow the announcement of a new iPhone about eight months from now, which puts us around June/July, which is usually the time that Apple has launched new handset versions of the iPhone.

Perhaps the new iPhone will have a faster processor and the ability to truly muli-task, which would once again put Apple in a dominant position in an increasingly competitive smartphone market.