We’re not sure if it means Verizon will sell the iPhone by the end of the year, but we’ve be stunned if there’s no iPhone on Verizon by end of the first quarter in 2011.
I am going to go with: prepare to be stunned Business Insider.
So, if you’re sick of AT&T botching all things Apple, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
The two references Yarow lists for AT&T “botching all things Apple” are the last two security breaches AT&T had (iPad email addresses being exposed and iPhone 4 pre-order data being shown to the wrong people). Here’s the thing though these aren’t AT&T screwing up Apple’s life, they are AT&T screwing up security. Yes, AT&T sucks in a lot of ways, but when it comes to the relationship with Apple I am here to tell you: Verizon could not do better.
Put aside the network differences, we are talking about millions of customers – we are talking about 600,000 pre-orders in one day. Be it AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint – it is going to be messed up. Security will be breached as these companies rush to try and meet demand. This of course does not make it OK by any means, but I don’t think a move to another carrier will eliminate the woes that many people think it will. Of course I have no evidence to the contrary either – the point is: no one has any evidence as to what the iPhone on any other carrier would be like (in the U.S. that is).