Verizon CEO: iPhone Sales Strong, “Expects Apple To Offer 4G Technology”

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Verizon's CEO today refuted speculation that the Verizon iPhone was not meeting the company's expectations. Unlike the iPhone 4 on AT&T, lines on launch day were minimal. Prominent iOS developers like Marco Arment haven't seen spikes in apps sales normally associated with a new product launch. While he declined to provide actual numbers, Verizon CEO Daniel Mead indicated that Verizon sold more iPhone 4s than any product in the carrier's history.If these Apple Store sales are to be believed, units of the Verizon iPhone were just slightly ahead of the AT&T iPhone. It's plausible that sales could be breaking Verizon records, but not achieving the levels seen by Apple in the past. Certainly the specter of a new iPhone 5 in June … [Read more...]

Verizon Wireless To Throttle Data Speeds of Heavy Users, Optimize Content

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According to a Verizon memo available on their site (PDF), the company plans to start throttling data speeds of their heavy users. This is defined as those who consume "an extraordinary amount of data" and they make up 5% of Verizon's customer base.Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak … [Read more...]

Apple and Verizon Confirms February 3rd Pre-Order and February 9th General Availability For iPhone 4

In case the media bombardment about the Verizon iPhone had completely passed you by, Apple and Big Red helpfully sent us another email detailing everything about how and when you can get it. Long story short: existing Verizon customers can pre-order at 3AM on February 3rd, on a first come first served basis. On February 9th, everyone can order them online for home or Apple Store deliver, and on February 10th at 7AM they'll be on shelves: Apple® today announced an exclusive opportunity for Verizon Wireless’ 94 million customers to pre-order iPhone® 4 online beginning on Thursday, February 3 through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) and at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone. Due to high demand, customer orders will be fulfilled on a first come, … [Read more...]

iPhone 5 Completely Redesigned, New Chipsets and Apple TV 1080p Support

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According to Engadget's well placed sources, Apple's new devices will start using Qualcomm chipsets and this will start with the Verizon iPhone. The AT&T iPhone 4 currently uses an Infineon chipset. The sources also claim that the iPad 2, which has been rumored to launch early this year, is not close to being launched. This comes as good news for those who picked up the iPad as a holiday gift. Estimates have the iPad 2 on track for an April launch, which is the one year anniversary of the launch of the current generation iPad. The new iPad 2 will feature a new super high resolution display. While not the retina display on the iPhone 4, it will be include improvements over the current generation. They also expect a thinner, sleeker body … [Read more...]

Win the Verizon iPhone from everythingiCafe

EverythingiCafe.com is offering a chance to win a Verizon 16GB Apple iPhone 4® (valued at $199)*.How To EnterYou must be a registered member of everythingiCafe. Not a member? Register now for free. Let us know why you'd like to win a Verizon iPhone in this thread in our Verizon iPhone forums. One post per member please. On February 4th,2011 we’ll randomly select (1) winner from eligible entrants and announce them on both Facebook and Twitter. Become a fan of everythingiCafe on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so that you'll know if we've selected you. You have 6 hours from the announcement to contact us or we'll select a new winner. *Winner will receive their choice of either an Apple Store Gift Card valued at the price of … [Read more...]

Will The Verizon iPhone Work Internationally?

The Verizon iPhone 4 doesn't have a SIM slot. BusinessInsider asked Phil Schiller at the Verizon event if the Verizon iPhone 4 will work internationally: The Verizon iPhone will not be an international phone, Phil Schiller just confirmed…at the Verizon iPhone event.To make the Verizon iPhone international it would have to have a GSM chip and a CDMA chip. The rest of the world runs on GSM, which Verizon uses CDMA.So, if you're doing a lot of overseas travel for business, you probably want to go with the AT&T iPhone. However, if you read the official Verizon iPhone FAQ, it says otherwise: Can I use my iPhone 4 while traveling abroad?Yes, customers can use iPhone for voice and text in over 40 countries with data service in … [Read more...]

What’s Different About The Verizon iPhone? [updatedx2]

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Well, not an awful lot, but there are a few key differences. For one, you won't be able to do simultaneous voice and data connections, so if you're on the phone, you can't load an app. However, there is one major new feature, which is incredibly cool: wireless hotspots. The Verizon iPhone 4 can function as a mini-wireless network for up to 5 devices, sharing its 3G connection between them. The only problem is that if you get an incoming call, I imagine you'll drop the data connection, and all five of those devices will lost their internet.The other change is a slight change to the antenna design, where the break in the top antenna has been moved from the top of the phone to the side. Check out this shot of the AT&T iPhone:Notice … [Read more...]