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Rumor Mill: Here we go again... Verizon iPhone?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ChuckFarley, Aug 11, 2010.

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Do you care about it?

  1. Yes, I care. I need an iPhone.

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    2.5%
  2. What's an iPhone? DRRROOOOIIIIDDDD

    69 vote(s)
    87.3%
  3. I don't want my friends to know, but I secretly want an iPhone.

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    10.1%
  1. ChuckFarley

    ChuckFarley Well-Known Member
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    HTML:
    1. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-06-30-iphone30_ST_N.htm
    So now "they" say the iPhone is coming to Verizon in January. But the bottom line is: Does anyone actually care at this point?

    I mean, before the Droid series came to Verizon I probably would have been following this rumor closely (like I did on the other ten rumors of the iPhones release on big red). Now that I have the all powerful Incredible, I can't be bothered with such nonsense. With the option of the Inc, the gargantuan X, and the hard keyboard on the D2; why would anyone want an iPhone at this point? I'm seriously asking.

    Ps. Come January, I wouldn't be surprised if we were seeing a wave of dual core, android powered phones coming up.

    How say you?
     

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  2. euph_22

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    Hmmm...I think wee need find out who secretly wants an iPhone and ostracize them.
     
  3. adrynalyne

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    /facepalm
     
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  4. aarn660

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    If Verizon gets the iphone, AT&T will simply go out of business.
     
  5. TheSultan

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    you need a couple other options in your poll, like:

    -who is sick and tired of hearing about it?
     
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  6. csreborn

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    Why would Apple care if Verizon has the iPhone? It would be very expensive for them to make a iPhone ONLY for Verizon using a completely different CDMA radio and updating their iOS. The current iPhone is the SAME in all markets and they make a fortune minimizing SKU's.

    Apple is about margin over volume, they just got lucky and scored with a high margin and high volume device which is every business's dream. If anything I would see T-Mobile getting it because EU T-Mobile already has it, and changing the bands to AWS instead of 850/1900 is not much of a change in internal design.
     
  7. ChuckFarley

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    I thought about that one... and whether or not anyone thought it'd actually happen in Jan. But three...it's a magic number.;)
     
  8. oman321

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    I agree with the OP, prior to getting the Incredible I was looking into the speculation of the iphone coming to Verizon (hands down best coverage in my area), however when my new every 2 really kicked in, over the "I qualify early" bit it made either the Incredible or the X a better option at 100 bucks after rebate. I don't like the overall design of the X so I went with the Incredible no regrets at all. Now with replaceable battery and my option of memory selection on top of everything else Android, I haven't given an iphone a second thought...until now anyways.:D
     
  9. ChuckFarley

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    Apple might care about opening up their product to a few million NEW customers. They've been losing ground, and a lot of it, to Android phones.

    Coming to Verizon could make a big difference. Even the fanboys who can't say a bad thing about apple, have plenty to say about AT&T and their "service". I could see a lot of AT&T customers defecting to Verizon if their precious iphone were to be available on a better network.

    At any rate, it seems too little, too late. Even if it were available on Verizon, I wouldn't want it over an android powered device.
     
  10. lamoglinsgal

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    I have ZERO interest in owning an iPhone. CRAPPLE!
     
  11. alarson83

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    Apple will get a bunch of new iphone customers if they switch to verizon. Thats for sure. Plenty of apple zombies that wont make the jump to ATT.

    However, i own the most recent generation of ipod touch. I own an incredible. I can say im not a blind apple lover or hater. I can honestly say i prefer android. This latest generation of android phone has surpassed apple, and apple has seemed to lose a lot of the innovative-ness that made their ipods\iphones so good in the first place. Apple needs to make some *major* improvements for their next phone, or at the rate android phones are improving, they will be way behind other phones on the vzw network.
     
  12. zemerick

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    My apple experience has been,well...worse than bad. Course, i actually know how to turn a computer on by myself.

    Anyways, no. I dont think i could care any less.
     
  13. socarwolverine

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    I doubt it'd be that hard really, put LTE in it (which i'm pretty sure will still work with the current GSM) along with a CDMA antenna and you have an Iphone "world phone". With ATT and VZW going to the same 4G networks it doesnt seem like it's gonna be any more expensive than usual, just might take a bit longer. They still get universal use and they get to open their platform up to a couple million users.

    I'm sticking with my DINC either way.
     
  14. nfotiu

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    I've had an ipod touch for a while. I prefer the Android OS, and can't stand the Steve Jobs control freak philosophy.

    That said there are a few things the iPhone has that would make me consider it:
    1) composite video out is way better on the iPod. With proper widescreen support, the composite out on the ipod makes it an awesome portable movie/slingbox player that I find very useful for playing in the car, at a beach house, etc.

    2) I like the ability to download new release movies/tv shows for rental/purchase from itunes, and watch them on the airplane, etc. The Blockbuster app has potential to provide this if it comes to the Dinc and works well.

    3) Netflix streaming would be cool. But I assume Netflix on android will beat iphone on Verizon to the market.

    Flash may prove to be the killer app that keeps me on the Dinc though. That, and I feel better supporting android than Apple.

    If HTC could provide widescreen support for their video out, I'd probably not even think twice.
     
  15. heyeaglefn

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    Probably will screw up Verizon's network like it is too AT&T's.
     
  16. TheDanishDanger

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    Its called the apple coma. Coming in January
     
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  17. FramCire

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    I looked into iPhone (on ATT) with a corporate discount and I chose and am sticking with Incredible.

    Now, whoever gets thought to text technology first might change my mind!
     
  18. alarson83

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    Wasnt there a report that verizon smartphone users were using more data than iphone users?
     
  19. euph_22

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  20. SynisterWolf

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    i thinks its a little to late for iphone on VZW. Droid can do a Sh*t tone more then iphone can (and we dont need bumppers to work properly). VZW if they do get it, it will only be the 3g or 3gs and i feel that it wont really take off because of all the droids they offer. but this is my opinion.
     
  21. x0x

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    I'd welcome an iPhone on Verizon. Why? Because competition is good, for everyone.

    Apple is a large corporation with one end-goal: Make money
    Google is a large corporation with one end-goal: Make money

    I have no loyalty to either company. Whoever makes the best product that fits my needs gets my hard earned cash. Right now that happens to be Google.
     
  22. ari-free

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    they say that every year
     
  23. Isthmus

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    I think that if you had asked this 6 months or a year ago, the feedback would have been overwhelmingly positive. however in that same time period, Android phones have improved dramatically in both hardware and software terms, and the app store has expanded at an incredible rate. Today's high end Android phones have as high or higher specs as the iphone. sure a lot of verizon customers who wanted an iphone but didn't want att's crapy service would jump on board. The problem is that there are so manty excellent alternatives to the iphone (especially at verizon), that the pool of potential new iphone customers is much smaller than it was even a short while ago (and getting smaller every day).

    That plus Apple will not be able to dictate terms to verizon the way they did to ATT. This time around apple needs a distributor, not the other way around. even ATT has been padding their portfolio with android devices. I think that when their exclusive ends, Aple might find itself in a much more hostile environment than the one they started in.
     
  24. avacomputers

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    I want it to be released so we could put an end to stupid threads like this.
     
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  25. ChuckFarley

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    You love it.
     

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