Boy Genius Report has some new details on whats assumed to be the Verizon iPhone.
The website, citing one of its solid Apple sources,” says the CDMA-compatible iPhone has reached the last stage before retail release. The hardware has been finalized and the software is almost read.
But whats most interesting is that this rumored latest iPhone comes with a SIM card slot. As BGR points out, that could mean several different possibilities. First, the upcoming iPhone could run on CDMA, GSM and HSPA networks. It further could have an updated antenna design a good change considering the recent Antennagate.” The SIM card also could support global roaming.
Verizon Wireless is expected to get Apples iPhone some time early next year. Most analysts speculate that Apple could sell another 10 million iPhones or more by teaming with Verizon, rather than maintaining its exclusive contract with AT&T Inc. Its a move many have thought was long overdue, but now that phones operating on Googles Android operating system are storming America and the globe, breaking up its exclusive deal with AT&T in the U.S. is a move many say Apple has to make.