Verizon: “The iPhone will…err…if we had an iPhone, it would totally work better on our network.

by Mike
Posted December 18th, 2009 at 1:05 pm


The ever persistent iPhone/Verizon rumor comes and goes in what seems like monthly cycles. The rumors are brought on by god knows what as there are plenty of reasons and clues pointing both towards and away a CDMA iPhone for VZW. Of course, with AT&T’s current plight, the case for a VZW bound iPhone is stronger than ever with VZW even letting a few of their own voice their own opinions, saying something along the lines that Verizon would rock the iPhone sooo much better. One exec in particular, CTO Anthony Melone, just so happens to be one of those supporters.

Late Thursday, Verizon CTO Anthony Melone stated that the company has taken appropriate measures in regards to upgrading their network for “iPhone-like data traffic”. His wording is careful and clever. He doesn’t come straight out and say “we’re getting the iPhone” or “we upgraded our network specifically for the iPhone” instead, softly stepping around the direct issue.

However you interpret the data here as well as the other rumors that have floated past your senses, it’s common sense to assume a CDMA iPhone will come at some point. How or when as well as what it will look like are all up in the air, as are questions surrounding Verizon’s claims. Is Verizon really prepared for data spikes attributed to a bajillion iPhone users? We shall see…

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