Walmart has announced that it will be carrying the Verizon iPhone 4 in its retail stores all across America starting tomorrow on launch day. They will be selling the device in roughly 600 of their retail stores and will also have many accessories to get you started and out the door with a brand new Verizon iPhone. Gary Severson, senior vice president, Home Entertainment, Walmart U.S. said:
So now that anyone and everyone can order a Verizon iPhone online... shall it be yours today? Would you rather wait and line up at the Apple Store tomorrow for the full iPhone experience? Did you already get a Verizon iPhone on pre-order or are you waiting for the Verizon iPhone 5? Could you be AT&T iPhone for life, or just not interested at all?
Give us your vote in the poll above and then share all the details in the comments below!
The Verizon iPhone is now available for order online, either via Apple.com (which updated for the Verizon iPhone early this morning) or Verizon.com. Unlike the pre-order last week, you don't have to be an existing and eligible Verizon customer. Anyone can order online now or show up and buy in Apple, Verizon, or Best Buy stores tomorrow.
Apple updated its online store a few hours ago, not with the white iPhone 4 unfortunately, but the Verizon iPhone was added. You can now order the black iPhone 4 on either AT&T or Verizon direct from Apple at a cost of $199 for the 16GB model or $299 for the 32GB model. Shipping of the Verizon iPhone 4 is rather disappointing, Apple can only promise to ship by February 18th while the AT&T iPhone 4 is quoting shipment within 24 hours.
Wondering how to use the Wi-Fi personal hotspot on the new Verizon iPhone 4 or iOS 4.3 iPhone 4? Used mobile hotspot or a MiFi before but not sure how Apple's works? No worries, it's almost painless to share your iPhone's 3G connection with up to 5 other devices (including your iPad or laptop!) and we'll show you how after the break!
The fine folks at iFixit have already torn down the new Verizon iPhone and while there's a lot that hasn't changed and some changes we knew about, the biggest shocker so far is that Apple used the Qualcomm MDM6600 chipset which supports both Verizon's CDMA/EVDO and AT&T's GSM/HSPA+ -- but the GSM part isn't enabled:
This is the same chipset as the Droid Pro world phone. It supports both GSM and CDMA—which means that Apple could have supported GSM!