The iPhone 4G/iPhone HD – Not Coming to Sprint, Maybe Verizon

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With Sprint’s announcement yesterday of the first 4G phone stateside, the new playing field was set.  Offering much higher download speeds, the HTC Evo 4g, is the first 4G handset that has been announced by a major US carrier.  The phone itself isn’t half bad either.  A Google Android-based OS with a 4.3 inch screen, a Micro SD card slot that’s capacity is up to 32 GB, and an 8.3 megapixel camera make it a formidable foe.  How does AT&T and more importantly, Apple respond?

Well one thing we already know is that AT&T has no plans of rolling out a 4G network anytime soon.  While Sprint will have coverage in 27 major US cities and availability for about 120 million people by the end of 2010, AT&T is still working on filling the holes in its 3G network.  In fact, according to several reports, AT&T is still about 1 or 2 years out on unveiling it’s 4G LTE coverage.  Where does that leave AT&T’s stud, the iPhone?  Probably someplace that Steve Jobs would prefer not to be.

4G networks push data out about 5-10 times faster than 3G networks.  That’s a significant difference and coupled with the general increased usage of wireless networks, is sure to push any network to its limits; especially during the rollout period.  The next iPhone is expected to be announced either later this year or early next year.  Would Apple rather stay the course and stick with AT&T or is it finally time to break free?  I think it will all come down to one thing; when will Verizon announce the rollout of their 4G coverage?

Verizon is the key factor in all of this.  The reason being, they have the biggest network in the nation and AT&T has their share of problems even supporting the older 3G protocol.   If Verizon’s 4G network could launch with the iPhone at its side, it would be huge for both Apple and Verizon.  But if the new iPhone is ready to go and Verizon’s 4G network is nowhere in sight, maybe Apple will stick with AT&T.  After all, while the new iPhone may be 4G or HD (if you would like), it will likely still support the older connection speeds that AT&T offers as well.

There are a lot of questions but one thing seems sure.   Any new Apple iDevice will not be offered to the Sprint market.  Since Sprint has rolled out a 4G handset first, they also will have the most bandwidth being used when the new iPhone comes out.  I don’t think any network can rollout something brand new like 4G and be able to take on anything more than the iPhone market.  It’s just too large.  The good thing about all of this, it doesn’t look like it will be long until everyone’s wireless network is a little bit faster.  The bad news; your phone bill is sure to rise as well.

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12 Comments

  1. Joselyn Froozy

    December 16, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write on my site something like that. Can I take a part of your post to my site?

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  2. KristaB

    June 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Ever since iphone had began,I love to use it for every day communication.There are many styles and features of this kind of phone that you will surely enjoy.But right now,you could also get it at a lower cost if you’ll know how to choose. Everyone is already lining up to get the new Apple iPhone 4G; indicating once more that Americans are lemmings. Even though iPhone has made a name for itself, I do not find it any more functional than many of its competition phones. The greatest flaw I discovered with the iPhone was it had to many constraints, too much I could not access, and also to many costly add-on’s. AT&T gave you extraordinary prices and phones; than if they were big enough they ripped it all away making room to benefit from customers again. While thousands of individuals are getting payday advances to get on the 4G waiting list, I think I will stick to the other carriers supplying practical 3G phones.

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  3. evo

    May 19, 2010 at 1:00 am

    an ad that blocks the main article.. what a great idea.

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  4. JT

    April 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    …There are a lot of questions but one thing seems sure. Any new Apple iDevice will not be offered to the Sprint market. Since Sprint has rolled out a 4G handset first, they also will have the most bandwidth being used when the new iPhone comes out. I don’t think any network can rollout something brand new like 4G and be able to take on anything more than the iPhone market. It’s just too large. The good thing about all of this, it doesn’t look like it will be long until everyone’s wireless network is a little bit faster. The bad news; your phone bill is sure to rise as well. … If any Sprint is the only carrier right now to be able to support 4G, therefore how will Verizon launch the iphone and LTE at the same time?

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  5. Marco

    April 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Your wrong sprint.and mabey verizon will get the ihone HD

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  6. Cody

    March 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    From all of the news reports, it looks like it will. I may have been a bit off on the timeline but iPhone Verizon in 2010 looks possible.

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  7. mike

    March 27, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Unlocked CDMA/ GSM / Wimax/ LTE iphone !

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  9. ben goodsnam

    March 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    No such thing as 7G….idiot

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  10. ben goodsnam

    March 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    No such thing at 7G, your crazy.

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  11. just sayin

    March 25, 2010 at 11:19 am

    except that at+t is working on a 7+g network right now

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  12. Marko.

    March 25, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Verizon wont have their first 4g handsets until middle of 2011. So if iphone 4g is coming out to Verizon, expect it to be released during summer of 2011.. Sprint will have a handful of 4g handsets by that time. I cant wait.

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