iPhone 5 May Release on Verizon and AT&T Simultaneously

It’s probably not too surprising but when the iPhone 5 eventually see release at some point later this year, the iPhone 5 may simultaneously launch on both Verizon Wireless and AT&T networks, which would be a bit of a bummer for those Verizon customers who have just picked up the Verizon iPhone.

According to an article over on Ubergizmo and by way of Beat Week, apparently Apple has laid “too much groundwork” to no go ahead with a simultaneous launch of the iPhone 5 on both networks.

There’s also mention that eventually Apple will deliver the iPhone 5 to both T-Mobile and Sprint as well as the mention of a carrier free iPhone 5 this summer, although personally I can’t see Apple delivering an iPhone 5 without carrier intervention somehow.

I’m not quite sure where they got their information so for now at least this should be treated as pure speculation, although personally I see no reason why Apple shouldn’t release the next generation iOS smartphone to Verizon and AT&T at the same time.

What are your views on this matter, do you think Apple should push out the iPhone 5 to both AT&T and Verizon simultaneously or do you feel AT&T should get the first bite of the cherry and Verizon gain the iPhone 5 at a later date?


4 thoughts on “iPhone 5 May Release on Verizon and AT&T Simultaneously”

  1. Steve says:

    It would be nice if Verizon would give a period of time (like within 5 weeks after the launch of the iPhone 5) for Verizon customers (who got the iPhone 4) to purchase the iPhone 5 at the discounted rate with no additional costs to update their plan. For some reason though, I don't see Verizon doing this.

  2. Lance says:

    I personally am waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out before swithching to Verizon. I'm sure there a many who are just waiting for the new phone to make the switch. It would only hurt Verizon to not release it at the same time.

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