iPhone for Verizon: 2011 iPhone 4 or 5 depends on release

Next week Verizon Wireless is holding an event which many now believe will contain news about the iPhone. We told you that the Wall Street Journal is predicting that the event is defiantly going to have an announcement about a Verizon iPhone. There is also talk of a release as early as February 3rd.

On the 11th if Verizon announce they are getting the iPhone what version of the device can we expect? The current iPhone 4 will not run on the Verizon network in its current form, so maybe Apple might have changed some of the internal hardware on the device.

If history repeats itself Apple will be announcing a new version of the iPhone at their annual WWDC event in June, so surely there will be no iPhone 5 announced before then, as this would mean the current version having a life cycle of less than a year.

Maybe Verizon will be announcing an iPhone 5 but for a June release and the new handset could contain hardware which will allow the device to run on both Verizon and AT&T. Next week lots of Verizon customers may finally get the news they have been waiting for since the Apple iPhone first become available.

What are you expecting from next weeks event?