10-28-2010 03:07 PM
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  1. pnico's Avatar
    Hi,
    I just came back from a vzw reseller today and I overheard a conversation about someone trying to upgrade to a droid incredible, and the sales rep told her that the iphone will be released soon, so she may want to hold off..

    has anyone heard about this?
    I see the ipad is avail, I would the think the iphone would be too come , maybe the holidays..

    would you leave your x or incredible for an iphone??

    I love my x, love the screen and what not..I doubt I would..but I wish the apps and sw was more mature as it is on the iphone...that will come with time tho..
    10-27-2010 10:11 PM
  2. irishguy0224's Avatar
    It's been announced that it is coming a few weeks ago. With the drop of the iPad is it only a matter of time. AT&T has also released pre conferences stating what they are going to do when it happens because pretty much the iPhone is the only thing keeping them afloat. I for one love my X but i will go to the iPhone. I love Apple.
    10-27-2010 10:25 PM
  3. pnico's Avatar
    I dont know if I could give up my large x screen for the iphone..yet the apps on the iphone and the games are pretty dam sweet...
    10-27-2010 10:35 PM
  4. tntdroid's Avatar
    AT&T is going to take a huge hit from this. Lots of people will be leaving to come to verizon. I know android will take a hit too but i'm not leaving.
    10-27-2010 10:41 PM
  5. irishguy0224's Avatar
    I honestly think this could put ATT under. Their press release was like well... we have 5 new android phones coming out this year and we will just make sure our employees sell them... I was thinking to myself... Verizon has what? 8 come out each year?
    10-27-2010 10:48 PM
  6. cae2685's Avatar
    Eh. I just got my X... what? 3 months ago?. When that contract is up sometime in Spring 2012, I'll get the best phone on Verizon at that time. Until then, whoop-de-doo.

    I wanted an iPhone for a while, and when I had my BlackBerry I always said I'd pay the ETF in a heartbeat for an iPhone on Verizon. You know what happened a month after I started my last BB contract? Droiiiiid. If the VZ iPhone is as awesome as it COULD be, then yup. I'll get it. A tight-fisted developer on a tight-fisted network could just be a disaster. But I also can't see Apple allowing Verizon to set Bing as the default iPhone search tool, so we'll see.
    10-28-2010 12:59 AM
  7. tntdroid's Avatar
    Eh. I just got my X... what? 3 months ago?. When that contract is up sometime in Spring 2012, I'll get the best phone on Verizon at that time. Until then, whoop-de-doo.

    I wanted an iPhone for a while, and when I had my BlackBerry I always said I'd pay the ETF in a heartbeat for an iPhone on Verizon. You know what happened a month after I started my last BB contract? Droiiiiid. If the VZ iPhone is as awesome as it COULD be, then yup. I'll get it. A tight-fisted developer on a tight-fisted network could just be a disaster. But I also can't see Apple allowing Verizon to set Bing as the default iPhone search tool, so we'll see.
    No need to wait till 2012. If your the primary line you can upgrade after a year if you want. Get the 2 year pricing and only pay a small fee like $20. Comes in handy with this phones coming out as fast as they do.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    10-28-2010 01:12 AM
  8. Ms Charli's Avatar
    Wow i said this same statement a month or two ago and many swore it was a rumor when i received my info from the news. I asked this exact same question. Lol told you guys VZ was getting the iphone. No I would not give up my Droid!!!
    10-28-2010 01:32 AM
  9. rew001's Avatar
    iPad being on Verizon has nothing to do with a future Verizon iPhone. The only iPad "released" on VZW is wifi only. You don't need a carrier for wifi..... what VZW is doing is trying to sell you an iPad bundled with their MIFI service. There's no GSM iPad or iPhone to date.


    **Bahh** Got my networks confused. I meant to say there's no CDMA iPads or iPhones available to date (i.e. a VZW iPad or iPhone) Thanks for correcting me.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    10-28-2010 08:42 AM
  10. robwilson's Avatar
    My sources are saying March 2011 at the earliest.
    10-28-2010 08:55 AM
  11. 04redgto's Avatar
    There's no GSM iPad or iPhone to date.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

    Are u sure about that? lol
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    10-28-2010 09:11 AM
  12. cae2685's Avatar
    Get the 2 year pricing and only pay a small fee like $20. Comes in handy with this phones coming out as fast as they do.
    Still means I'm paying "full" price for a phone, every year instead of every two. Personally, I would rather put the money toward a vacation. Unless my x suddenly becomes obsolete, no way. But I didn't know about this option, so thanks

    My sources are saying March 2011 at the earliest.
    I've heard something similar for the supposed white iPhone. It just got delayed until spring. In summer, it will be delayed again. June rolls around, and BAM iPhone 5. They will have an even bigger market.

    iPad being on Verizon has nothing to do with a future Verizon iPhone.
    Yes and no. I think it's a trial run for apple and vz. With the mifi it is, essentially, an iPad running on Verizon's data network. They are testing their capability to handle the anticipated data load. I don't think it's a great way to do so, but I do think that is part of the intent.

    There's no GSM iPad or iPhone to date
    Swing and a miss

    Sent from my Droid X using Tapatalk
    10-28-2010 09:26 AM
  13. greydarrah's Avatar
    I don't understand why anyone would want an iphone. The numbers clearly show android taking over the phone world in the next few years. Here's how I see the breakdown:

    RIM - not going away, but driven completely by whatever the fortune 500 CEO's tell them to do. This is RIM's market...selling huge contracts to big companies. Those big companies don't want their employees distracted from their job with a fun phone. The CEO's also want their employees phones to run for days off of a single battery charge so they are not stuck in the field with a dead phone. RIM's low level architecture will never compromise that battery management by letting the phone do things as quickly as an android device. So you end up with a very functional, but boring and forever stale phone.

    Apple - driven completely by what Steve Jobs wants and whatever way he can think of to make the most money for Steve Jobs. This is a dying strategy. Jobs maintains far too strict of control over the apps that can run on an iphone as well as what access those apps have to the OS, thereby limiting the applications functionality. It's potential for growth is limited by the head that controls the company.

    Google - driven by what the people (all of us individuals) want, and for the most part, given to us for free. They've figured out ways to get features to the users for free and let others (big companies) pay for it through advertising. Developers love this platform for it's openness and are abandoning iphone like a plague.

    Why would anyone want an iphone?
    10-28-2010 09:39 AM
  14. White Lightning's Avatar
    feel like I hear about the iphone coming to VZW every year for the last few now...
    I'm good, I like my X!
    10-28-2010 09:48 AM
  15. rew001's Avatar
    Are u sure about that? lol
    (I'm wrong, since AT&T is GSM, and VZW is CDMA. But my point still stands.)However im not saying there wont be in the future. My point above is since the ipad offered by Verizon is wifi only it isn't really a VZW ipad. Therefore to assume a VZW iphone is tied in with it is illogical. But again I do think we will see an iphone on VZW just not soon.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    10-28-2010 10:06 AM
  16. mp0890's Avatar
    All iphones are gsm... they run on att tmobile and other gsm networks. 3G ipads are gsm for the seam reason.
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    10-28-2010 10:19 AM
  17. El Jefe's Avatar
    Personally, I would rather put the money toward a vacation. Unless my x suddenly becomes obsolete, no way.
    I agree 100%! I always crack up when I read people's posts and they talk about how they switched from a Droid to a Droid Incredible to a Droid X to a Droid 2 to a Fascinate and are now eyeing a HTC Merge, or whatever else.

    I had been waiting to get an Android phone for a while & keeping an eye on Android Central & Phandroid until I saw the right device for me. I thought it was the Droid X & still do. I am sure I still will in 19 months when I can upgrade again. By that time the phones will be light years ahead of even where they are now. (Dual core processors, LTE, FFC's on all makes/models, etc.) I don't need every single model between now and then because I have more important things to spend $ on.
    10-28-2010 10:19 AM
  18. rew001's Avatar
    Are u sure about that? lol
    Thanks bud you're right. I got my networks confused. AT&T being on a GSM network means there definately is GSM iPhones and iPads on their 3G network. What i mean is since Verizon is a CDMA network, the iPad offered "through verizon" is really just a wifi version, and shouldn't have anything to do with an iPhone release. (I do believe it's coming, but to say since they have an iPad then the iPhone is coming soon doesn't make sense.)
    10-28-2010 10:23 AM
  19. rew001's Avatar
    All iphones are gsm... they run on att tmobile and other gsm networks. 3G ipads are gsm for the seam reason.
    Thanks for the correction. But my point still stands, that being there is no iPad that works on CDMA (Verizon's network) without using their MiFi.
    10-28-2010 10:24 AM
  20. rew001's Avatar
    Yes and no. I think it's a trial run for apple and vz. With the mifi it is, essentially, an iPad running on Verizon's data network. They are testing their capability to handle the anticipated data load. I don't think it's a great way to do so, but I do think that is part of the intent.



    Sent from my Droid X using Tapatalk
    This is a stretch don't you think? But regardless, since the iPad offered by VZW doesn't have a CDMA radio in it, then saying the iPhone is coming soon to Verizon because they already have the iPad is kind of silly. Since the iPad they're offering is the Wifi version.
    10-28-2010 10:33 AM
  21. Bond32's Avatar
    What basis do you guys have to say the iphone is coming to VZW? You said you overheard a rep say that? VZW reps don't know anything. Anyone on these boards knows twice what a rep does. The ONLY basis that I know of that these rumors started was that Apple placed a large order for CDMA radios. Are you guys aware that Apple does indeed sell their products outside the USA? China has plenty of CDMA networks.

    The slander VZW has put up on Apple and the fact they want to bloat up the iphone, which apple won't let them leads me personally to believe this will never happen.
    10-28-2010 12:34 PM
  22. irishguy0224's Avatar
    What basis do you guys have to say the iphone is coming to VZW? You said you overheard a rep say that? VZW reps don't know anything. Anyone on these boards knows twice what a rep does. The ONLY basis that I know of that these rumors started was that Apple placed a large order for CDMA radios. Are you guys aware that Apple does indeed sell their products outside the USA? China has plenty of CDMA networks.

    The slander VZW has put up on Apple and the fact they want to bloat up the iphone, which apple won't let them leads me personally to believe this will never happen.
    Outside of the news articles that states that it IS going to happen it would be an illogical move NOT to do it for both companies. It has been estimated that if the iPhone comes VZW it will make over a billion dollar world wide in the first day... Those are numbers i would like to see if i was a CEO of either company.
    10-28-2010 12:51 PM
  23. Bond32's Avatar
    And those news articles all point to the same basis.... Nothing. There is not a single reliable source for any of this.
    10-28-2010 12:53 PM
  24. irishguy0224's Avatar
    Money. Money is the reliable source if you don't want to believe the news for whatever reason. Like i said, it would be completely illogical for both companies not to make a deal and get the iPhone on VZW. There is TOO much money to be made.
    10-28-2010 12:56 PM
  25. Bond32's Avatar
    Agreed, but consider this: From Steve Job's point of view, why would he argue and put up with VZW, pay for their crap, when he can sell the iphone/ipad to a global CDMA network that is begging to carry the iphone? My point is there are plenty of higher bidders in the world and if you want to think of a money standpoint then there is more money to be made without Verizon.
    10-28-2010 01:02 PM
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