Originally Posted by solipsism
Theyve mostly announced and released within June to bet on that as the mostly month for each at this point. However, they have not been released immediately after they were announced, which seems to be a point you keep stating as a bona fide
Yes, yes. It's within a month, isn't it? iPhones generally come out in July while iPods are available the day of.
Verizon seems the most likely to get a CDMA/CDMA2000 version of the iPhone, but why you completely disregard the possibility of Sprint, China Unicom and other carriers needs to be clarified.
I'm not disregarding them; they're ipso facto included. CDMA may not be CDMA may not be CDMA, but use the same bands and it'll eventually be unlocked. Whether the carriers take them is another story.
Also, why you think a CDMA/CDMA2000 version of the iPhone would only be available as the iPhone 5 model when there will be some slack in production and huge interest for the current iPhone to be CDMA at this point.
They have to design a completely new phone just to add CDMA. Is it logical from a financial standpoint to think they'd design TWO completely new phones? A CDMA iPhone 4 AND the GSM/CDMA iPhone 5? I tend to think not. They'd either make a dual-band phone that was identical save the addition of CDMA or a newerish phone plus the CDMA and continue to sell the GSM-only iPhone 4, wouldn't they?
I seem to recall youve been saying that Apple will do the opposite of what history suggests. I even bet you an iPad they will not announce and release the same day in April for the iPad 2.
Indeed. And as you've brought it up a second time, I suppose I have to hold you to that now.
Being an incurable pessimist, I refuse to get my hopes up, even for the position I've taken.
Especially for the position I've taken.