Verizon iPhone Imminent: Could it be White?

Summary:Verizon is having a press event next Tuesday and the WSJ claims it will be to make the announcement of the iPhone coming to Big Red. I believe we'll see the mythical white iPhone at last.

Verizon is having a press event next Tuesday and the WSJ claims it will be to make the announcement of the iPhone coming to Big Red. This has been expected to happen for some time so it's no big surprise, but perhaps Apple is bringing the mythical white iPhone to Verizon?

It is widely speculated that a Verizon iPhone will be a very good thing for both the carrier and for Apple. Verizon's customer base is large and an iPhone launch is likely to generate quite a few sales for both companies as soon as the iPhone hits the shelves. Verizon has a bit of clout even where Apple is concerned, and while this is simply an educated guess on my part I wouldn't be surprised if the announcement next week includes a white iPhone.

The white iPhone 4 has long been a point of contention with customers, namely the lack of the option. Several reasons for Apple's lack of producing a much-desired white model of the phone have been given by Apple since the iPhone 4's launch, including the unlikely excuse that a white version is too hard to make. My take on the whole situation is that a more likely reason there is no white iPhone in AT&T's inventory is because Verizon has an exclusive with Apple for one.

Verizon is late to the iPhone party and while getting a CDMA version to sell will be a good thing, the carrier surely wants some sort of exclusive to hold over AT&T. What better exclusive than a white iPhone 4 that is available no where else?

Topics: Mobility


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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