Despite some naysayers out there, Verizon has said publicly on more than one occasion that it will be getting the iPhone early next year when AT&T’s exclusive contract runs out – assuming that contract isn’t extended. Now there’s more speculation that an Apple-Verizon team-up is likely to happen.
At least three sources are reporting that Apple is creating an iPhone that would be compatible with both AT&T and Verizon networks. Network incompatibility and the exclusive contract with AT&T have really been the only major obstacles standing in the way of a Verizon-Apple partnership.
One source says that the new iPhone would use a Qualcomm hybrid chip that would be good on both networks. Another source claims a new research note has emerged, saying Apple will release a phone that could operate on Verizon’s network by next summer.
So if you think you see a lot of iPhones out there now, you’ll likely see a lot more if a deal between the telco giant and the computer giant can be reached.