Jobs dishes on Verizon cell tower on Apple campus
“We’ve got a strong signal here. We have both AT&T and Verizon towers on campus.”It was an offhanded comment, but while people have long known there's an AT&T tower on the Apple campus, knowledge of a Verizon tower came as a surprise to many. We heard it ourselves, but it took time to sink in.
We've long said that's when you will know a Verizon iPhone is coming: when there's a Verizon tower on Apple's campus. While that's no guarantee that a Verizon iPhone is coming, the signs of an iPhone coming to Verizon seem pretty strong right now.
In particular, the generousity of AT&T with regards to early upgrades to the iPhone 4 was supremely suspicious. Why be so magnanimous, after all? If they are about to lose exclusivity, that would be a reason.
We'll see; our guess for the last few months has been that a Verizon iPhone will appear in Q1 2011.