We interrupt this flood of CES 2011 news to bring you something else that’s been rumored for a very long time. According to a report on All Things D, the iPhone is finally coming to Verizon in the U.S., ending AT&T’s four years of exclusivity. The announcement is to be made official at an event on January 11 in New York City. The same reports indicate Steve Jobs is likely to be in attendance at the event. No date has been confirmed for when Verizon iPhones will hit the stores, but early February, possibly the window of the 3rd – 6th, looks likely due to an Apple vacation freeze from late January to early February.
GeekBeat.TV will be bringing you any updated information on this as it emerges. We know that for a lot of people the main reason to stay away from the iPhone has been the current carrier. It will be interesting to see how Verizon’s entry affects general iPhone sales.
(via All Things D and Electronista)
Dangit! I left AT&T–even broke contract!–when service got awful after 3G came to my area and iPhone use shot through the roof, leaving me no data service and lots of dropped calls.
Now I bet I’ll have to break contract again and go to Sprint just so I can make a decent phone call.
What I really want to hear about is the iPad 2.