Rumors of the Apple iPhone coming to Verizon are as old as the iPhone is and are getting a bit of a joke. The latest news is said to come from a couple of unnamed sources familiar with the plans that state Verizon will get an iPhone in January 2011. This may be a Verizon leak to give people enough doubt to keep from locking themselves into AT&T or it may just be more hopeful people. While I am sure the iPhone on Verizon will sell millions, given the apparently widespread lemon issues of the iPhone 4 and serious competition from the Google Android platform I honestly do not think I would buy an iPhone even if it was launched on Verizon.
I recently wrote why I won't be buying an iPhone 4 and only one of those issues was related to AT&T. Verizon is pricier than even AT&T and I no longer find the iOS platform to be as functional for MY NEEDS as it once was. Google Android gives me everything I need (I am really not much of a gamer) and the devices keep getting better and better while being available from all four carriers.
I think we can be pretty confident that the iPhone will eventually launch on a carrier other than AT&T, but if it launched in January on Verizon would you pick one up? Or does Apple need to bring more to the iOS (notifications, widgets, etc.)?