Since its debut, the rumors about an iPhone on Verizon have run rampant.
And this time we mean it, according to “two people familiar with the plans.”
This could be more a study in controlled leaks, i.e. Verizon leaks a rumor to keep people from getting into two-year contracts with AT&T for the iPhone 4.
Everyone seems to think a Verizon iPhone would sell a boatload of phones. I guess that makes sense, but I wonder how saturated the smartphone market has become.
Just because Verizon has a bunch of addressable customers, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re foaming at the mouth to geek it up with an iPhone.
The view from the street says dropping $200 on a phone is pretty steep, or did the recession end and no one told me?
John Gruber’s Verizon iPhone coverage is also worth reading to get a bit more on the Apple side of this equation.
Update: MobileCrunch has several interesting counterpoints to the rumor mill, including this gem:
Consider, also, the audience for Verizon phones – an audience that rarely travels abroad and is looking for the lowest price possible.