Steve Jobs’ “One More Thing” To Be Verizon iPhone?
Talk of a Verizon iPhone settled down in recent months, but Peter Misek is re-igniting the fire, predicting that it is a likely announcement for the coming Apple media event. The Canaccord Adams analyst says that it will likely be alongside an introduction to iPhone OS 4.0 at the event scheduled to take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Steve is known for his signature “One more thing…” announcements, often saving some of the most impressive or surprising announcements for last, and Misek believes his next one will be a Verizon iPhone, according to intel from “industry sources”.
“Together with our semi-conductor partners, we have ascertained that there is a reasonable chance the Asian supply chain is prepping for mass production of a new iPhone in March, for availability in late Q2, likely June,” he said.
He also says he heard the device will have a different price point then the current model (though he says he hasn’t heard any specifics), as well as an LTE-capable “4GS” iPhone in June of 2011.
Meanwhile, analyst Ashok Kumar from Northeast Securities says he believes the rumored-and-probably-leaked-by-Apple Apple tablet will also be available with Verizon network functionality at launch, as well.