As was widely expected, the Verizon iPhone 4 was announced today and will be available early February. It's got FaceTime and Retina Display, just like the GSM iPhone 4, but a different antenna for EVDO Rev-A.
“We are pleased to introduce millions of wireless users to the industry leading iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable network,” said Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon. “This is an important step for the industry as two great companies join forces to give wireless customers one of the most important technological additions to the mobile landscape this century.”
“Verizon Wireless customers have told us they can't wait to get their hands on iPhone 4, and we think they are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer. “We have enormous respect for the company Verizon has built and the loyalty they have earned from their customers.”
Pricing is $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, same as AT&T.
The event, held in New York and hosted by Verizon, featured Apple COO Tim Cook and focused on Verizon's network quality and partnership with Apple. Verizon says they're scaling for unprecedented demand, and they've been speaking with Apple and testing the iPhone on CDMA for a year.
And now the Verizon iPhone 4 is ready for prime time.
So, come February, who's getting one?