Engadget’s Live Coverage From Verizon’s iPhone Event

Here’s the bottom line, of what was a very brief event:

  1. It’s the same iPhone 4, except it uses CDMA.
  2. It will work better on Verizon than AT&T because Verizon’s network is better.

I’m not saying that’s true. I’m just saying that’s the message from the event.

From the post-announcement Q&A, which included Apple COO Tim Cook:

Q: Why didn’t you go the LTE route?

Tim: Two reasons — the first gen LTE chipsets force design changes we wouldn’t make. And Verizon customers told us they want the iPhone now. I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve been asked ‘when will it work on Verizon.’

Q: Will it be on a one year refresh cycle?

Tim: We don’t comment on that.

Q: Can you address how many you’ll manufacture in the 1st year?

Tim: I’m not going to get into our forecast. I think it’s fair to say that both of us think there’s tremendous opportunity.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011