Verizon Chief Says 4G iPhone is Up to Apple

Everyone is wondering if the iPhone will be coming to Verizon. On Monday evening, Verizon chief Ivan Seidenberg told PBS nightly-host Charlie Rose that it was up to Apple. “The decision to put an iPhone on our network is Apple’s.” He states that in the long-run it is Apple to decide if they want to build a 4G iPhone for the Verizon networks. A 4G phone would allow data to be transferred at a higher rate. This would help with easier streaming of video and audio. Phone security would be much better on a 4G phone.

There have been ongoing rumors that a 4G iPhone would be coming in 2010, but Seidenberg didn’t comment if there have been any talks between Verizon and Apple. Seidenberg stated that usually exclusive relationships only last one or two years, and then it opens up to the rest of the phone carriers.

Rose asked about a rumor that Verizon will be coming out with Motorola “Android” phone. Seidenberg said that he can’t disclose any information about this. From his reaction, I think there is something in the works.

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