April 21, 2011
Verizon CFO Fran Shammo announced that he believes the next-generation iPhone will be a universally compatible model for distribution around the globe. This news came as Verizon announced its first quarter earnings. Right now, the iPhone 4 is available in GSM (AT&T) and CDMA (Verizon) versions. According to Shammo, the iPhone 5 will be capable of roaming on all of the GSM wireless networks throughout the world. If true, this would be great news for Verizon, which has a hard time competing with AT&T globally because of its wireless standard. Neither AT&T nor Apple reacted to Shammo's comments, which were first mentioned in The Wall Street Journal. What do you think? Leave your comments below.