After long wait, Finally Verizon announced New Apple’s CDMA iPhone 4 on 11th January at a press conference hosted in New York. It’s also announced that it will be available in the store from 10th February, 2011. The selling price of the New Apple’s CDMA iPhone 4 will be expected $199 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB from Verizon. There are no more changes between CDMA and GSM version of IPhone 4 and also both models will be available with same prices.
Apple aims to increase iPhone 4 selling by its partnership with Verizon. In term of physical characteristics, there is a minor changed in the antenna notches. Generally, the iPhone GSM version has 2 antenna rims, but an iPhone 4 CDMA version has 4 antenna rims connecting the front and back panel glass together. Technical wise, it is almost similar to GSM version of iPhone 4 with high-resolution Retina Display, HD Video recording, 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash, 3-axis gyroscopic sensor, and front facing camera for FaceTime.
The exterior antenna of iPhone 4 has been customized to run on the CDMA service. Due to the limitations of the technology, version users will not capable to use such data services like Web surfing while making a phone call. The CDMA iPhone 4 has personal hot spot, which is able to attach more than five WiFi-allowed devices to the Web through the iPhone.
It will come with some preloaded Verizon apps such as Verizon Navigator and Vcast. Fortunately, it will not come with any pre-installed Verizon software as well as bear Verizon logo. Last year, Apple sold over 31 millions iPhone in the first three quarter and in the last quarter it sold almost 15 million iPhone units. Version customers will be able to preorder the device online from 3rd February, 2011.
MacAdam said that, “Our relationship with Apple has developed over the last two years. In 2008 we started talking about bringing the iPhone to a CDMA network. We spent a year testing.”
Tim Cook, Apple Chief Operating Officer said, “Designing the device for an LTE network would require compromises the company didn’t want to make. Apple decided to launch a phone for the 3G network because Verizon customers told us they want the iPhone now.”
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