Yup here we go again with the Iphone rumors. Its been up and down for a long time now on who will be the next carrier getting the infamous iphone. Rumors first dropped back a while ago about T-mobile getting the iphone then that fell through. Up came the next carrier, Verizon was going to be the next carrier of the iphone. Now it still may seem that verizon being the cell phone giant that it is there is a good chance on them getting the iphone. What many people that aren’t cell phone nerds like myself don’t realize that Apple would have to build a whole new iphone. Being that Verizon runs on a Cdma network and AT&T runs off a Gsm network. So the reason why everyone is saying that T-mobile will be the next carrier is them too run on a Gsm network.
Honestly in my opinion if Apple wants to continue to be big in the cell world they are going to have to start attacking android harder. A good way to do that would be to release the phone to other carriers that currently have android phones. So if you really think about it, it would prolly be a smart move for Apple. I guess only time will tell and we will continue to all wait.
Despite a rash of rumors which would have the iPhone landing on Verizon Wireless before the end of the year, Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu believes it’s more likely we’ll first see an AWS 3G version of the iPhone offered by T-Mobile. Although it might come as a shock to some considering AT&T’s exclusive on the 3G iPad and the impending retail launch of the iPhone 4, Wu believes that Apple is eager to “attack Android more directly” and argues that Apple would need to get the iPhone into the line-up of carriers that currently tout Android. ”While the general consensus is around Verizon (which we believe will happen eventually), we continue to believe that T-Mobile USA is the most likely candidate given its use of similar cellular technology as AT&T,” said Wu who added “we are picking up that T-Mobile views the iPhone as key in winning back lost customers and as such could be more likely to agree to Apple’s terms.” So what do you think? Is Wu, the man who claimed that iTunes.com and a refresh to the Mac Pro were coming to WWDC, off his rocker, or do you think this is possible?
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