The evolution and complication of devices is really starting to part the seas from those who know what they’re doing, to those who can do things, to those who think they can do it, but prove that they can’t. It can definitely be a daunting, intimidating task to repair your device, whether it is an iPod needing a new battery, or a bruised and battered iPhone. Organization, paired with some skill and know-how, is the key to properly fixing any device.
One of the worst kept secrets is now official – the iPhone 4 will finally be making its way to Verizon. Earlier today, Verizon held its own iPhone Event to announce that its CDMA network is now ready for Apple’s most successful iPhone to date. The phone will be available for pre-orders online (for existing customers) starting February 3rd and will go on sale in Verizon and Apple Stores on the 10th. Here’s a quick run down of the Verizon iPhone 4:
- 16GB -$199, 32GB – $299 on 2 yr agreement
- Unlimited data plans for $30
- Runs on 3G network (no support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network)
- Personal Hotspot feature – turns iPhone 4 into wifi hotspot and connects up to 5 devices
- As with other CDMA phones, no voice calls and data usage at the same time
- Phone now has 4 antenna break lines instead of 3
- Mute and volume buttons moved down a notch for new antenna design
While it’s undoubtedly good news that US users will soon no longer have to stick with AT&T’s just to use the iPhone (without unlocking), the fact that voice and data can’t be used together on the CDMA network could be a deal breaker for many. Personally, being able to do both (iOS does support multitasking after all) simultaneously is a pretty big requirement. Still, you can bet that the iPhone 4 will bring loads of business for Verizon. Full press release after the gap.
Verizon’s iPhone FAQ can be found here.