- 01-13-2011, 10:09 PM #2
- 01-14-2011, 06:42 AM #3
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Apple would be foolish not to build the iPhone for any carrier that offers a good deal. Not that Apple doesn't do foolish things, but I wouldn't be surprised. If they build a 3G capable phone for Verizon just for the sake of picking up Verizon customers even though LTE is now available, why wouldn't they build a WiMax device?
- 01-14-2011, 06:50 AM #4
- 01-14-2011, 07:21 AM #5
I don't think 'that's weird' constitutes a solid business strategy. If you don't build a WiMax Iphone, you're leaving Millions of dollars on the table. There was a reason the guy indicated it was a non-exclusive deal with Verizon...obviously it couldn't be due to AT&T still being able to carry the device, but I think he would've been fine clarifying it as a Verizon-only contract to let customers know to 'jump on the VZW bandwagon or else you won't be able to get the device'
This could be what will be announced by Sprint in a couple weeks, but I think Apple would be smart to try getting as many VZW devices sold as possible (marketing, yada yada) before announcing that it will also be available for sprint.
Last thing to consider is the concern Sprint is trying to work through with Clearwire. It's still not clear how long they will be using WiMax, so I feel that needs some more waiting time before Apple jumps on board with putting that antenna in its device.Samsung Instinct > Palm Pre > HTC EVO > Evo 3D > Samsung GSIII on VZW
- 01-14-2011, 10:09 AM #6
My first question is why they iPhone keeps making its way onto a Android site/blog?
My second question is why would Apple want to put a WiMax iPhone on Sprint, when they didn't make the iPhone for VZW LTE capable?
The answer to the second question is that Apple would much rather go with tried and tested technology (3G) over new and untested technology (WiMax or LTE). That is the reason they made the first iPhone edge only (even though AT&T 3G had been out and tested for a long time). IF Sprint would ever get the iPhone, and I doubt that will ever happen, it would be 3G not WiMax. I honestly think the iPhone would be end up on T-Mobile before Sprint, but I wouldn't expect it on T-Mobile either.
And for the people who say "but they said this is not an exclusive to Verizon", there are other countries that use CDMA technology, so that doesn't automatically mean that Sprint will get it.
Now this is an Android Forum, please stop posting stuff on the iPhone. You want to do that, go over to TiPb.com"Life isn't fair, and neither are smartphone upgrades" -Phil Nickinson
- 01-14-2011, 10:15 AM #7Fred
- 01-14-2011, 07:11 PM #8
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- 01-14-2011, 10:18 PM #10
Or it's going to be whatever they announce on February 7th
Soooo many rumors, soooooo little to backup any of them.
- 01-14-2011, 10:29 PM #11
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Sounds like Korea might be getting a WiMax Iphone 4, I guess Sprint can claim "industry first" if they move quick.
dailywireless.org » WiMAX iPhone: Coming to Korea?
EDIT: Actually after re-reading, this looks to be an old article based on the dates, but seems so relevant to today happenings.
Last edited by belushi; 01-14-2011 at 10:44 PM. Reason: update
- 01-14-2011, 10:35 PM #12
- 01-15-2011, 12:40 AM #13
um no. it'll be an iphone 5 running android with webos-like ui and a gesture area w/ capacitive home button like on pre 2 :P it'll be dual cdma/gsm and unlocked of course. just enter konami code to enter dev mode...
...oh, almost forgot! it can build you an iLand and grant you up to 3 wishes.
- 01-15-2011, 03:02 AM #14
- 01-15-2011, 08:57 AM #15
- 01-15-2011, 03:51 PM #16
Yeah it wont be a wimax iPhone. The return on investment for Apple in that proposition is zilch. Wimax isn't going to be the future of radio technologybas lte has become the future standard. As it stands it could be a Sprint iPhone 3g only as that would be extremely easy to make from the Verizon version.
As for a 3D EVO, god I hope not. This whole 3D thing is rediculous and I hope they stop trying to force it upon us like its the second coming. It would be a shame to see the awesome EVO name attached to this 3D fad.Enjoy every day.
- 01-15-2011, 07:45 PM #17
- 01-15-2011, 10:25 PM #18
- 01-15-2011, 10:27 PM #19
- 01-16-2011, 09:26 AM #20
I still think doing and event that close to launch of a high demand device on a competitor is a bad move. Considering the number of android sites its more than likely and android tablet. Now if they where to show case the next evo device that would be awesome bit sprint dose not make many good decisions back to back lol.
- 01-16-2011, 08:43 PM #21
- 01-17-2011, 09:33 AM #22
- 01-18-2011, 06:01 PM #23
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K here's what I heard today from a very reliable corporate source:
It's a device. Dual, hinged, 4"+ screens. Apparently there's a second screen that flips up from the back, possibly just giving you one large screen, or possibly allowing you to run an app on each screen. No indication if it is actually a phone or just a tablet/slate..
Now I know, we haven't seen any leaks for something like that so it's hard to believe. I myself would never have believed it if it hadn't come from this source. But I have no reason not to believe them. Don't believe it if you don't want, but I'm just passing on what I heard, trying to do my part.. I'm actually really excited- don't know how the whole form factor is gonna work, but I can't wait to see
- 01-18-2011, 06:11 PM #24"Life isn't fair, and neither are smartphone upgrades" -Phil Nickinson
- 01-18-2011, 06:25 PM #25
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