Apple's iPhone is currently one of the
hottest smartphones on the market. In just three short years, Apple
has gone from being a non-factor in the smartphone market to one of
that is always in the crosshairs of smartphone makers when they
release a new model.
In the United States, the iPhone is
currently tied exclusively with AT&T for phone/internet service.
Although iPhones will work on T-Mobile's network, customers must
first jailbreak and unlock their phones which in turn voids the
We are now learning that Verizon's CEO
has been making
it known to Apple that his company now wants the iPhone. If you
may recall, Verizon initially
turned down the iPhone back in 2005 when Apple was shopping for
an exclusive carrier, so Apple instead went with Cingular (which
later became a part of AT&T).
Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg also made
reference to the Wall
Street Journal article from last week which stated that Apple
was working on a CDMA version of the fourth generation iPhone.
Seidenberg, however, made no further comments on the matter. He
the wrath of Steve Jobs and the possibility that any mention of
an official deal between Apple and Verizon would result in the swift
revocation of any partnership.
Apple will provide
details on iPhone OS 4.0 this Thursday, while fourth generation
iPhone hardware isn't expected until the latter part of June.