Apple’s iPhone is coming to Verizon’s cell network in early 2011, according to Fortune. The publication claims to have confirmation that the mythical CDMA iPhone really is in the works and that Verizon customers won’t have to wait long to get their hands on one.
Verizon customers have been waiting for the iPhone ever since it was first launched, but haven’t been able to get in on the game because the combination iPod and smartphone uses GSM cell technology which isn’t compatible with Verizon’s CDMA network.
The iPhone on Verizon’s network? Maybe.
Analysts have been predicting Apple would introduce a CDMA-based version of the iPhone for some time, and that it would be available on Verizon’s network. China and India also sport large CDMA-based cell networks, making those countries possible targets, too.
Fortune isn’t saying how it confirmed a Verizon-compatible iPhone is on the way, so there isn’t any way to verify its sources are accurate. The notion that Fortune is saying it confirmed the launch, however, makes the rumors that a CDMA iPhone is on the way much more compelling.