He said nothing about an iPhone for the company’s current network, but said he hopes Apple will come around and allow Verizon to sell the phone for a new network it is building, reports the “Associated Press” (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100923/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_verizon_iphone?). The “4G” network hasn’t yet opened for service and won’t be complete next year.
“We don’t feel like we have an iPhone deficit. We would love to carry it when we get there, but we have to earn it,” Seidenberg said. “I think 4G will accelerate the process, and any other decisions Apple makes would be fine with us. Hopefully, at some point Apple will get with the program.”