Apple Has Verizon Compatible iPhone Ready

Submitted by lalit on July 1, 2010 - 8:32pm.

Adding his two cents to the news reported by Bloomberg about iPhone coming to Verizon in 2011, Jim Dalrymple of The Loop posted that Apple already has a Verizon compatible iPhone. He wrote on the website:

Apple already has a Verizon compatible iPhone. It’s not that they have to rush around Apple HQ and start building the thing for a January launch with Verizon — it’s already there and being perfected all the time.
As Gruber pointed out, think of this like the Mac OS X Intel version. People were shocked when they learned that Apple had parallel builds of OS X for Intel and IBM, but they had them for years.
Here’s where my thoughts differ a little bit from Bloomberg. I don’t believe a deal has been finalized with Verizon. It’s reasonable to assume that the two companies are in negotiations and the Bloomberg article is just another negotiating tactic, but I don’t think a deal has been signed.

Our sources says Apple has been working on a second iPhone version for past one year, it can be a CDMA iPhone for Verizon or a totally new model. We should get more information about the second version before the end of this year.