Verizon iPhone 5 Hopes: Apple 4G / LTE Deal With China

So already we have and iPad running on the Verizon network, surely it is only a matter of time until there is an iPhone on there too. It seems the relationships between Verizon and Apple are growing so lets hope the iPhone 5 is perhaps with Verizon.

AppleInsider report that Ivan Seidenberg had an interview with the Wall Street Journal and said that Apple’s interests have been caught by Verizon’s development of a 4G network. He said ‘the embrace of LTE has drawn the interest of Apple Inc, this helped Verizon get the iPad’, unfortunately there was no mention of the iPhone.

Seidenberg didn’t confirm whether or not the iPhone would be jumping across to his network but there is still hope that the device will be available with CDMA in early 2011. It sounds as though the ball is now in Apple’s court as Seidenberg also said ‘If the iPhone comes to us, it’s because Apple thinks it’s time’ to read more about this and how China are taking the steps to ready head over to AppleInsider.com.

Perhaps it will be the Apple iPhone 5 being unveiled at the next WWDC but this time with Verizon instead of AT&T. Do you think this will ever materialize? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Kit

    Who knows what is really going on with Apple and Verizon. Someone had better say something fast, because Verizon will lose a lot of customers who have been waiting for the Verizon iPhone and quite frankly, don't like being jerked around. Dammit!

    • James

      getting a new ipod touch

  • Kit

    BTW…will Apple allow Verizon to insure the iPhone, or will Verizon customers have to buy AppleCare. If I can't insure my phone with Verizon, I will go ahead and get the Droid Incredible.

  • jjceo

    My family Verizon contract runs out in 2 weeks. If Verizon doesn't hurry up my money goes to AT&T. THe only issue is I hate AT&T's new data plan, that is the only thing that may keep me from going to them. Why should I not get the same unlimited plan as all of the older customers.

    • steve jobs

      good luck getting service and verizon won't get the iphone in 2 weeks we here at apple don't even have another event scedualed till Q1 2011

  • Robert

    The iPad is not on the verizon network verizon is selling the wifi version of the iPad and bundling it with the “mifi” so it can run off it’s network basically any network can do the same tmobile sprint virgin mobile etc…

    • heyheyhey

      I hate the ipad it is gay idk why they invented it why by that when you have an laptop

  • Mike

    I moved my family plane to Verizon just for the iPhone. I am about the get an upgrade to iPhone 4, I am debating whether I should wait for Verizon or go head and get the phone from ATT. I would hurry, I were Verizon, time is money.

  • WNickal

    I also have a family plan which will be up for renewal. I have been waiting and wishing for the iPhone. I may have to make the switch to AT&T. I sure would like to see the Verizon iPhone hit the market soon.