Verizon has announced a press event tomorrow (Tues 11th) in New York City. Tomorrow’s event is probably one of the worst kept secrets in recent memory as to what the press event will announce. What? You didn’t hear? Verizon will officially announce the arrival of the iPhone 4 on their network.
When exactly we can expect to see these phones for sale in Verizon stores is still unconfirmed however. Some sources claim we’ll see them before the end of January. Others are claiming they won’t arrive until the first week of February. Apparently there is an employee vacation embargo for all Verizon employees from February 3rd through the 6th. Could they possibly want all hands on deck to deal with the stampede of AT&T customers seeking refuge in Verizon’s warm bosom?
What we can be pretty sure of is that this will not be the iPhone 5, as some have speculated. There is absolutely no need for Apple to completely redesign the iPhone just to put a CDMA radio inside. Besides, Apple tends to like to make these announcements themselves, rather than let a carrier steal their thunder.
Rumors are also bouncing around that the oft delayed white iPhone that AT&T customers have been waiting for has been saved for Verizon. That seems relatively farfetched, but it’s fun to speculate none the less. One rumor that seems to be gaining momentum is that Verizon will be offering unlimited data plans once the iPhone 4 is introduced. This would definitely one up what AT&T is offering, and places pressure on the other major carriers to try and counter.