iPhone Live 133: Verizon iPhone (Boom!)

Rene, Dieter, and Georgia discuss the huge Verizon iPhone event, what it means for Verizon customers, AT&T, and the smartphone market in general. And oh yeah, iOS 4.3 beta is here with personal hotspot, multitouch gestures, and more. This is iPhone Live!


  • Verizon iPhone give away!

Verizon iPhone

  • Verizon iPhone 4 announced, available February 10
  • Verizon iPhone: Feb 3 pre-orders, Feb 10 stores, $199, $299
  • Apple: Verizon contract not exclusive (so Sprint is possible?)
  • Verizon iPhone event meta-live blog
  • Verizon: We have the capacity to handle the iPhone
  • CDMA Verizon iPhone hits FCC
  • Phil Schiller: Building the Verizon iPhone

User guides

  • AT&T vs. Verizon: Which should you choose?
  • Will there be a Verizon iPhone 5 this summer? (And should I wait?)


  • UPDATE: Verizon iPhone to include 5-device Mobile Hotspot, exclude Verizon bloatware
  • Verizon iPhone 4 Antenna is Redesigned …for CDMA
  • Verizon iPhone 4 FAQ posted


  • Poll: Verizon iPhone, TiPb readers weigh in!
  • TiPb Asks: Did Verizon do enough?


  • Verizon iPhone running iOS 4.2.5
  • iOS 4.3 to bring Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot to GSM/AT&T iPhone?
  • Confirmed: iOS 4.3 to bring Wi-Fi Personal Hotspot to GSM/AT&T iPhone

Jailbreak and Unlock

  • Will we be able to Jailbreak Verizon iPhone? Unlock for Sprint?

Verizon iPad

  • Verizon to offer CDMA iPad 3G

AT&T reaction

  • AT&T has been prepping iPhone plan as Verizon now has iPhone

iOS 4.3

  • iOS 4.3 beta for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV now available for developers
  • iOS 4.3 for iPad to test new multitouch gestures, AirPlay video for Apps
  • iOS 4.3 for iPad gives option of mute switch… or orientation lock!



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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.