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Verizon has asked if they can carry the iPhone

In response to the Wall Street Journal's rumor last week about the iPhone being released on Verizon later this year, CEO Ivan Seidenberg remarked to the Council on Foreign Relations:

[Verizon] has told Apple that it wants to carry the iPhone. But he declined to say when — or even if — the popular smart phone will be available for Verizon Wireless customers.

Seidenberg is infamous for reportedly refusing the back in 2007, leading Apple to partner with AT&T, and for once saying Verizon's strategy for competing with the iPhone involved waiting for Steve Jobs to get old.

We're not getting our hopes up for an iPhone 4.0 event "one more thing" yet. You?

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Are you having Wi-Fi connection problems with your iPad?

Dieter mentioned this in the hardware section of our iPad review, but we've seen enough reports (and gotten enough email about it!) that we wanted to break it out and see how widespread a problem this may be for our readers:

Speaking of that aluminum casing, it blocks WiFi signals pretty effectively. To get around that, Apple placed the WiFi antenna behind the plastic Apple logo. While all reports indicate it’s a good antenna, I do find that I’m getting slightly worse reception on the iPad than I do on other devices.

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Skype updates again, still no VoIP over 3G

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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 event scheduled for April 8!

Apple will be holding their iPhone 4.0 event, tagged "Get a sneak peak into the future of iPhone OS" on Thursday, April 8. Yes, that's this Thursday.

Apparently Apple can go from iPad launch to iPhone OS sneak preview in 5 days flat. Wow.

More as this develops...

[Engadget, thanks for the tip Damon!]

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Jonathan Ives visits his local Apple store

First we saw Steve Jobs visit his local Palo Alto store and now Apple SVP of Design, Jonathan Ives was spotted Saturday at the Stockton Street Apple Flagship Store in San Francisco. Ives went one step further than Jobs though as he didn't just stop by to say hello -- he walked out of the store with not just one but two new iPads. Humble man purchasing his own design.

We only wonder what kind of old-fashioned British beat-down would have followed if he'd come across these linkbaiters on his way out...

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Netflix coming to iPhone and iPod touch

Netflix for iPad is already in the iTunes App Store, but how about some love for iPhone and iPod touch users? Not to worry blogs Steve Swasey, their VP of Corporate Communications:

Terrific response to our news today about Netflix on the iPad. For those of you asking whether Netflix will be on the iPhone and iPod Touch: We wouldn't invite you to dinner without planning to serve dessert. In other words, we're working on it so stay tuned.

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Apple: 300,000 iPads, 250,000 iBooks sold on launch day, 1,000,000 apps downloaded

Apple has just announced that they sold 300,000 iPads on launch day, including pre-orders delivered straight to the door, and sales made at Apple Retail Stores and partners like Best Buy. In addition, over 250,000 iBooks were bought and over 1,000,000 App Store apps were downloaded to iPads. Says Steve Jobs:

“It feels great to have the iPad launched into the world—it’s going to be a game changer. iPad users, on average, downloaded more than three apps and close to one book within hours of unpacking their new iPad.”

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 4 April 2010

The big news of the week: clearly iPad. Our site for all things iPhone, iPod, and iPad, TiPb, has total coverage of the iPad launch and a huge helping of iPad app reviews. Stay tuned for a full iPad review tomorrow!

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More signs of next-generation iPhone, iPod touch, iPad!

One of BGR's connects dug around in the iPad file system and once again found confirmation of what we all pretty much take for granted now -- 4th generation iPhone, 4th generation iPod touch, and even 2nd generation iPad models are coming our way!

As a reminder, Apple users a major,minor version number system. So iPhone 2G was 1,1, iPhone 3G was 1,2, and iPhone 3GS was 2,1. Big jumps equal big hardware (i.e. non-cosmetic) changes, and that looks like what we're getting:

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Steve Jobs at Palo Alta Apple Store for iPad launch, mentally tallying up profits from up to 700,000 sold?

We know where TiPb was for iPad launch day, we knew where you were, and now we know where Steve Jobs was -- his local Palo Alta Apple Store!

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