I’ve been waiting to hear this news for a long time now. And I’ve been teased before, so I’m a little hesitant. But The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Apple is, in fact, making an iPhone for Verizon Wireless — ending an exclusive AT&T hold on the iPhone market.
“Early next year” Verizon customers will be able to use the iPhone, which will be basically the same as AT&T’s version, with a few tweaks for Verizon’s service. The WSJ reports that Apple and Verizon are meeting to prepare for the change and make Verizon networks friendly for the high data load that comes with iPhone use.
Apparently it’s been a long time in the making. For example, Apple started earlier this year to work on making the iPhone compliant with “code division multiple access” — a technology used by Verizon and others.
Please be true. As a busy parent, I can’t wait for the world of apps. I know…Blackberry has some, or so I’ve heard. But it can’t compare. I’m already pouring over Heather Leister’s 50 Best iPhone Apps for Moms. Like Grocery Gadget, and so much more…
Some of the ones I can’t wait to get my hands on:
Urbanspoon — a way to find eating in your neighborhood, with the benefit of iPhone’s location.
How to Cook Everything — Mark Bittman’s Cookbook in easy, light form, with the benefit of user-feedback.
Amazon Mobile — I buy everything on Amazon. Toys, clothes, books…I’d love to be able to easily order something from my phone, or as Heather mentions, price compare if I’m at a store and want to know if Amazon sells something cheaper. Genius.
The list goes on. Wine apps. And that crazy one that tells you which song you’re listening to! Now if I can just deal with my Blackberry for a few more months. It’s killing me and I was set to change my family to AT&T. Now I might hold out.
If you’re an iPhone parent, is it as good as it sounds? What apps do you use the most?
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