Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg says it’s up to Apple whether or not his company will carry the iPhone. But he says he’s amendable to the idea.
In remarks Tuesday before the Council on Foreign Relations, Seidenberg cited a recent “Wall Street Journal” report that said Apple is working on a version of the iPhone that would be compatible with Verizon’s network, reports the Associated Press (http://www.courant.com/technology/sns-ap-us-tec-apple-verizon-iphone,0,4866261.story?). However, he didn’t confirm the report or give any details.
The “Wall Street Journal” claims Apple is developing a new iPhone to debut this summer and also appears to be working on a model for Verizon Wireless. “People briefed on the matter” told the “WSJ” that one of the new iPhones is being manufactured by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which produced Apple’s previous iPhones. The model that has CDMA capability, used by Verizon Wireless, is purportedly being manufactured by Pegatron Technology Corp., the contract manufacturing subsidiary of Taiwan’s ASUSTeK Computer.