Enterprise Mobility: Verizon iPhone 4 Features New Antenna Design, Same Apple Features

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-01-11
 
 
 

Verizon iPhone 4 Features New Antenna Design, Same Apple Features

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Verizon iPhone 4 Features New Antenna Design, Same Apple Features

Lowell McAdam

Lowell McAdam, president and COO of Verizon Wireless, took the stage first at the Time Warner Center to reveal the tech industrys worst-kept secret: that his company had partnered with Apple.

Lowell McAdam

Tim Cook

Apple COO Tim Cook appeared to discuss the iPhone 4 appearing on Verizon Wireless network within the next couple weeks. He suggested that his company had been in talks with the carrier for some time.

Tim Cook

Regular Features

Cook suggested the Verizon iPhone 4 will offer FaceTime, Retina display and other iOS staples.

Regular Features

Dan Mead

Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead insisted the carrier would be able to handle the iPhones expected customer load, and that everything from delivery systems to inventory would be geared up ahead of the smartphones arrival.

Dan Mead

Mead and Cook

Mead and Cook declined to talk details of the contract between Verizon and Apple, except to say it was a multiyear agreement. Cook also suggested that adapting the iPhone to LTE would have resulted in "compromises" that Apple refused to make.

Mead and Cook

Verizon Debut

Preorders will begin Feb. 3, with general availability Feb. 10. The phone will be priced at either $199 for the 16GB model or $299 for the 32GB model with a two-year contract.??í

Verizon Debut

Same Look and Feel

In terms of design and look, the Verizon iPhone 4 is little different from the version already available on AT&T.

Same Look and Feel

Personal Hotspot

One Verizon-specific feature for the iPhone 4 will be "Personal Hotspots," which lets the smartphone connect up to five WiFi devices.

Personal Hotspot

New Antenna Design

Cook alluded during his talk to some iPhone 4 antenna changes in order to accommodate the CDMA network, which is why the exterior rim of the smartphone looks a little different (at least in terms of notch placement) from the AT&T version.

New Antenna Design

Exterior Buttons

The Verizon iPhone 4s buttons remain the same, however.

Exterior Buttons

Constant Question

Cook also suggested that "Whens the iPhone coming to Verizon?" was the most frequent question hed been asked.

Constant Question

Home Screen

The Verizon iPhones home screen is basically the same as the AT&T version, including a lack of carrier-specific apps.

Home Screen

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