According to The Wall Street Journal reports, Apple is working on two new iPhone models, one for Verizon (compatible with Verizon’s CDMA network) and the other for AT&T. The two models of iPhone 4G will be manufactured by two different manufacturers. The WSJ is expecting Verizon iPhone in September after an initial launch on AT&T this Summer…
The people briefed on the matter said one of the new iPhones is being manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which produced Apple’s previous iPhones. The model that has CDMA capability, used by Verizon Wireless, is being manufactured by Pegatron Technology Corp., the contract manufacturing subsidiary of Taiwan’s ASUSTeK Computer Inc., said these people.
Speculations has been around for a while now about the ending of iPhone exclusively with AT&T in the U.S. A report earlier this year suggested that AT&T is going to lose iPhone exclusivity and is seeking for extension.
If the report turns out to be true it’ll be seriously bad news for AT&T considering their poor network coverage and customer service against Verizon, the largest cellular service provider in the U.S. with over 91 million subscribers. It’s a fact that the iPhone is the one that convinces people to switch to AT&T not the AT&T’s services.
The next gen iPhone is most likely to be unveiled at WWDC 2010, loaded with iPhone OS 4.0. iPhone is also rumored to feature 5 megapixel camera, video chat, LED camera flash, faster processor, WiFi-N standard, Super AMOLED screen.
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