Verizon And Apple Began Working Together To Make The CDMA iPhone In 2008
Today at the Verizon event in New York City, Verizon President Lowell McAdam took the stage to present the worst kept secret in the tech world: the iPhone. But what you may not know is that Verizon and Apple have been working together on the device since 2008, McAdam said.
“Our strategic relationship with Apple has evolved over the past 2 years. Before many of you were writing about it,” he joked. He noted that the two companies needed to start talking back then to make sure they could get a CDMA version of the device. That work will finally come to fruition early next month, he said.
Tim Cook then took the stage to give Apple’s perspective on the partnership. He said Apple was very excited to bring the iPhone 4 to Verizon’s 93 million customers. And he hopes more will join.
“We had been talking to Verizon for a while,” Cook confirmed. “This is just the beginning of a great relationship between Apple and Verizon,” he said.
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