New iPhone 4G 2010 or 2011, Verizon or AT&T?
As we get closer to middle year, more and more speculation will be hitting the net waves concerning the greatly anticipated next generation iPhone, which is currently being referred to as the iPhone 4G, iPhone 4G 2010, and such, but when it comes down to it only Apple know what they will call the device.
The main speculations over the next iPhone revolves around what new features it will bring to the iPhone public, when it will be released and who will be the next generation iPhone carrier.
There have been an abundance of rumours over “iPhone 4G” features from the inclusion of an AMOLED screen, and front facing camera, to a faster processor, but all just rumour. The release of the “iPhone 4G” is another much talked about point, with some even saying April will see a limited launch of a new iPhone, while other stick with the Apple traditional date of June, and some have claimed a new iPhone won’t materialise until 2011. There’s even been rumours that the iPhone 4G will be priced lower due to the launch of the Apple iPad.
Then there’s the question of, which carrier will gain the iPhone 4G, AT&T are supposed to lose exclusivity over the iPhone but there have been reports the Big Blue exclusivity will be extended, which no doubt won’t please many including AT&T iPhone customers.
What about a Verizon iPhone? There has been a huge call for Apple to bring the iPhone to the Big Red, and Verizon does offer a huge customer base that could potentially swell the Apple coffers, yet Apple continue to drag their heels over giving the iPhone to the largest network in the US.
Personally I think Apple should and eventually will deliver the iPhone to Verizon along with other carriers, but just when that will happen remains a mystery, they could do it this year with the “iPhone 4G” or possibly next year with a newer iPhone, but eventually the iPhone will be opened up to carriers in the US just like it has over here in the UK.
So readers, what are your views, will there be an iPhone 4G in 2010 or 2011 and will AT&T retain exclusivity or will Apple finally open up the iPhone to Verizon, and what new features would you like to see come to the next generation iPhone?