Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sorry, Apple…the Verizon iPhone is Just Too Late

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In case you haven’t heard, the iPhone 4 will be available through Verizon Wireless starting Thursday, February 10, 2011.  This is all fine and dandy.  Verizon users are rejoicing that they can have reliable service and the “coolest” (heavy on the quotes, there) phone.  AT&T users are happy that they can switch to Verizon and still keep their precious iPhone.  Here in North Dakota, people are happy because we don’t have AT&T—only Verizon and Alltell (in ND, they’re still separate because otherwise, they would be a monopoly without AT&T here).  We’ve never really been able to get iPhones here—that is, without living close enough to the Minnesota border to get really crappy AT&T service.

Anyway, I digress.  While Apple’s move over to Verizon is a good idea in my opinion, I think they’re a wee bit too late.  Why wait until the iPhone 4 to make this ingenious move?  Verizon has other smartphones, now.  Android is just as popular, if not more popular, than the iPhone.  Apple should have thought about spreading to Verizon before there was anything comparable to compete with.  At this point, if I were to move up to a smartphone (which I’m not contemplating, by the way), it would be to an Android phone instead of an iPhone. 

Still, if you really want the iPhone from Verizon…why now?  Seriously, wait.  If you haven’t noticed, Apple kind of has a schedule…this June, they’re bound to release (or at least announce) the iPhone 5.  Wait just a few months, and get the new iPhone, so you can be cooler than all your iPhone 4 friends. iPhone5

But, you know, I don’t have a smartphone…nor do I want one at this point, so I don’t really pay attention to many new gadgets.  (Something about that iPhone 5 pic makes me think it’s too good to be true…) I also am not a huge fan of Apple products.  However, I highly doubt I’m the only person who thinks that Apple simply waited too long to go to Verizon. 

What do you think?  Are you getting an iPhone on Verizon?  Will you wait for the iPhone 5?  Do you agree with me?  Let me know in the comments!

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