Noted blogger and Apple fanboy, John Gruber, has put up a lengthy post which says that Apple is currently working on a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 which will probably launch in Jaunary 2011 on Verizon’s network. Even the guys over at Techcrunch seem to agree.
The CDMA variant of the iPhone 4 is codenamed the N92. According to Gruber’s sources, it isn’t in production yet and hasn’t even reached the prototype device verification test stage yet. It is in the engineering verification stage currently; which is exactly where it should be if it were to launch in January.
The CDMA iPhone 4 may also be made available worldwide with other CDMA providers; it isn’t exclusive to Verizon.
Experts project the sales of a CDMA iPhone 4 on Verizon’s network at about 2-3 million in the first week, considering that a lot of Apple fans aren’t using the iPhone just because it is on AT&T’s network. Bringing the iPhone 4 on Verizon’s network would surely boost sales.