Verizon: Our next Apple product will be a global device

The fluctuation, I believe, will come when a new device from Apple is launched, whenever that may be, and that we will be, on the first time, on equal footing with our competitors on a new phone hitting the market, which will also be a global device.

This is a quote from Verizon CFO Fran Shammo during a conference call this morning discussing the company’s Q1 results. Apple COO Tim Cook said during Apple’s conference call yesterday, that Apple signed only two other carriers in the world to use the CDMA iPhone.
If Verizon sold the iPhone as a world phone, it would most likely be on their LTE (Long Term Evolution) network. This would allow the phone to roam on networks in Europe and other parts of the world just as AT&T’s model does. This would be a huge plus for most people who use Verizon’s CDMA network, since GSM is widely use across the world, and VZW customers can only access it with a dual CDMA-GSM phone or using Verizon’s LTE network which is compatible with GSM.

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Ian Schwartz had written 137 articles for TEKNAMI

Hello, I'm Ian (eye-an) I was born in Recife, Brazil and raised in the fridge tundra of Minneapolis, MN USA. I graduated from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL with an AA in Audio Recording Production and Engineering. I love tech, always have since I was a little tot and what better way to know more then to tell everyone else about it also. So here is teknami (tech-nah-me) Tek for tech and nami is a derivative of namesake.