Verizon iPhone 2010: Rumours, Features and Apple Price Negotiation
It appears that the centre of net rumours has shifted somewhat from the recently released Google Nexus One onto the iPhone 2010 as rumours seem to be rife and offer speculation on a Verizon Wireless destined iPhone, iPhone 2010 features, and even iPhone 2010 price.
Much speculation is going on as to whether Verizon Wireless will actually gain the iPhone, and to be honest, Verizon carrying the next iPhone would make sense as it would increase iPhone ownership immensely and bring in more revenue to Apple, so logically an Apple, Verizon deal would be good for all concerned.
Features rumoured for a Verizon iPhone 2010 include a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, possibly an OLED screen, the much wanted removable battery, a possible front facing video camera for video conferencing, longer battery life, improved processor, and an abundance of other things but it is all speculation at present.
There are a couple of ‘grey areas’ with a Verizon branded iPhone though, firstly there’s Verizon VCast, something Verizon wishes to use on a Verizon iPhone and of course this would be in competition with Apple’s iTunes, so is naturally a stumbling block.
Then of course there is price consideration; AT&T’s exclusivity is due to end and the rumour is Apple and Verizon are in negotiations over pricing of a Verizon iPhone, and naturally there is a rumour both parties have fallen out over pricing which means Verizon won’t get the iPhone 2010 unless one of them moves on price.
Another rumour has it that the next generation iPhone will in fact become available as early as April but only in Korea and select markets. If Apple were to produce early delivery of the iPhone 2010, why would they restrict its launch to so few, surely the better option would be to go with Verizon and their multitude of iPhone wanting customers.
However, all this is only speculation, whether Apple will deliver the iPhone 2010 to Verizon will eventually become known, what features it will have will eventually be confirmed, and what pricing will be announced, all in the space of time, until then rumours are rumours and at least keep us wondering.