Originally Posted by Mac31
Seriously. Why would
Apple give Verizon an old phone?
Its not an old phone, its a current phone. Youve also failed to realize that 10s of millions of people buy Apples products year round with little regard for suspected update cycles.
Why would they redesign (create CDMA version) of an old design?
Again, not old but current. Also, I bet a CDMA version has been build along side the GSM version since before the iPhone was ever announced.
To keep them behind the times and still keep one carrier (AT&T) ahead of the other (Verizon)?
AT&T isnt going to be ahead of Verizon gets the iPhone 4. They will be on par.
Why would Verizon customers settle for last year's iPhone 4 when iPhone 5 will be announced for AT&T in probably a month's time?
The iPhone has never been announced in February. Except for the initial iPhone announcement in January theyve all been announced and released around Summer. Saying otherwise without at least making a rationale argument for it is stupid.
That makes me believe that there WILL be a new product with Verizon, hence Apple's announcement of multiple carriers on their own. Of course there's never been fanfare in other countries with multiple carriers. Their big shebang is always in the US.
The fact that Verizon is announcing it and not Apple means that there is no new HW or OS features to market. Its the reason why its not a new iPhone 5.
/QUOTE]Also, who cares about the carriers bashing each other. Apple is able to announce iPhone 5 for both carriers and be "please to spread the wealth" without joining in the talking-of-the-shit.[/QUOTE]
You acknowledged that Apple isnt announcing it, that Verizon. Youve also failed to give reason why a mid-cycle release of the iPhone 5 makes sense.
Why do you think Verizon would get the iPhone 5 mid-cycle and well before every other carrier in the world?
Why do you think Apple would let Verizon announce a brand new iPhone model?