Department of Misleading Headlines

By  |  Monday, November 30, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Scott Moritz, at

Um, read the story, and you’ll find it presents no evidence that Apple is contemplating a T-Mobile deal. All you get is an analyst speculating that Verizon isn’t going to get the iPhone soon, and speculating that if Apple wants to end AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity it might logically cut a deal with T-Mobile. But it’s all guesswork.

The analyst says that he expects that a Verizon iPhone will appear only in 2011, and that it’ll use a 4G LTE data connection rather than Verizon’s current EVDO network. Sounds logical enough. If you assume that Verizon’s current spree of iPhone bashing means it’s not going to announce an Apple deal immediately, it feels more and more likely that Apple and Verizon will skip the dead-end technology an EVDO iPhone would bring and jump directly to an LTE model. And it’s going to be 2011 before an LTE iPhone makes sense.

Or so I think. I cheerfully concede that I could be wrong. Which is why this post isn’t titled “No Verizon iPhone Until 2011…”


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2 Comments For This Post

  1. John Baxter Says:

    I really have little use for analysts reading tea leaves. But it can be amusing, as this one is.

    (And T-Mobile is useless to me for (non-) coverage reasons.

  2. Ed Oswald Says:

    Well, from a logical standpoint, T-Mobile makes sense. But something tells me an end to exclusivity would mean opening it up to all carriers.