Verizon iPhone on its way as Apple orders CDMA Chips?

For years there has been considerable speculation on whether Apple will push out the much sought after CDMA Verizon iPhone, the most recent being that the Verizon iPhone will make its debut in January 2011, compounding that rumour is that Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon CEO will make the keynote at CES 2011, again giving rise to speculation that a Verizon iPhone is on its way.

Well today according to an article over on Macrumors by Eric Slivka, and by way of an article over on Techcrunch, the word is Apple has now put in a big order for CDMA chips which will be used in a production run during December according to a source “familiar with supply chain logistics,” with the report stating…

“Sources with knowledge of this entire situation have assured me that Apple has submitted orders for millions of units of Qualcomm CDMA chipsets for a Verizon iPhone run due in December. This production run would likely be for a January launch, and I’d bet the phone is nearly 100% consistent with the current iPhone 4 (with a fixed internal insulator on the antenna).”

Although apparently the report also states that the evidence doesn’t guarantee a Verizon iPhone launch in January, “buy all of the signals point that way.” So what do you think, will the mobile world see the Verizon iPhone in January or shortly after?

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