Verizon iPhone 4 Rumored as Arriving in January 2011

August 9, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Rumors are out again on the possible appearance of a Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhone 4 in January of 2011. Apple is said to have ordered millions of CDMA chips for production starting in December.

TechCrunch contributor Steve Cheney had posted a story on Sunday claiming that unknown sources had revealed to him that Apple had ordered chipsets from Qualcomm. He wrote, “Sources with knowledge of this entire situation have assured me that Apple has submitted orders for millions of units of Qualcomm CDMA chipsets for a Verizon iPhone run due in December. This production run would likely be for a January launch…..”.

Meanwhile, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg has been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2011. The Verizon CEO could just be there for the purpose of introducing the long-awaited iPhone version. Verizon has over 93 million customers in the US and making the iPhone available through Verizon network could open up a significant new market for Apple. Apple will be able to double the number of iPhone users in the U.S, it is foreseen.

Although the entire stories suggest a greater chance of the iPhone’s release in January 2011, we are not entirely sure whether it would really arrive by then. Wait for more on that.

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