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Verizon iPhone to Be Available Around End of January

Apple is also likely to depend much more on Verizon than it does on AT&T. Verizon could easily live without the iPhone, thanks to a powerful Android lineup: AT&T has still some catching up to do and very much relies on the iPhone for subscriber and revenue growth. Apple’s focus could be shifting and AT&T could get under competitive pressure soon, which should be beneficial to current and future AT&T iPhone subscribers.

Amplify’d from www.conceivablytech.com

Verizon, T-Mobile, Verizon: The rumor mill is now certain that Verizon will be offering its 93 million subscribers the iPhone as a phone model by the end of this month. Analysts estimate that Verizon could sell up to 12 million devices this year, if Apple can supply that much.

Apple iPhone 4

Apple iPhone 4

Analysts such as Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster told the Wall Street Journal that Verizon may sell between 9 and 12 million iPhones this year, which would not be far behind the sales of AT&T, which were 11.1 million in the first 9 months of 2010. The anticipation for a Verizon iPhone has been building for years and demand may not be so much the problem for Apple and Verizon: The big question will be whether Apple can actually satisfy demand and we are tempted to predict that it this may not be the case.

Verizon will be an important player to help Apple keep the growth of the iPhone strong and provide U.S. consumers with an option next to AT&T, which has been taking advantage of the exclusivity of the device with a slow network buildout as well as restrictive and expensive data plans. AT&T has already reacted and reduced the price of the iPhone 3GS to $49, down from $99. Changes in data plan pricing are likely to follow.

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