Thursday, August 12, 2010

This Verizon-Apple rumor seems to have legs

Ever since the introduction of the iPhone as a product exclusively sold by AT&T (originally Cingular) there have been rumors that Apple would eventually sell the phone through other carriers in the U.S. But no.
This report from Bloomberg back at the end of June, though, seems to be living on as possibly being true: Verizon will get the iPhone in January of next year.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball, the blog about all things Apple, wrote this post concerning what all this means in regards to Apple's overall smartphone strategy.

As far as the media world is concerned, however, greater market share for the iPhone -- or sustained market share -- is important when considering your app development options. I would equate having an obsession with the events in the mobile market to following rumors concerning your print: you hear your print may file chapter 11, this certainly gets your attention and begins a thought process concerning your bill paying, negotiating with another printer, etc.