Follow up links:
The tale of the tape:
Why no LTE?
Official Press Release:
Updates in reverse chron order (newest on top):
----and that's it for the live blog, more coming at the end of the thread!--
-No preloaded verizon apps, no verizon branding. That'sa long term win for Apple tho!
-Not commenting on an LTE iPhone availability today
-DEALBREAKER ALERT!!!!! CDMA devices: what happens when you use data and get a phone call. "It's the same experience you get on CDMA devices now" - he's basically saying your data will drop. And everyone using your wireless base station will drop too. Makes it TOTALLY WORTHLESS. EDIT: If Data is active you may be able to send voice calls to voicemail instead of dropping data users. Pick your poison?
Tim: It's a multi-year, non exclusive deal.
Tim: Two reasons -- the first gen LTW chipsets force design changes we wouldn't make. And Verizon customers told us they want the iPhone now. I can't tell you the number of times we've been asked 'when will it work on Verizon.'
Tim: We don't comment on that.
-WOO nice! $199 for the 16GB, $299 for 32GB -- mobile hotspot included! Up to 5 devices.
-"On February 3rd our existing customers will have an opportunity to pre-order... on February 10th, everyone will be able to order online, in stores, or in Apple stores."
-"I want to spend a minute on how robust our network is. We have designed this network for customers to have an optimum experience. We have been drive testing this on our network. We're now into the thousands of devices, and we could not be more pleased."
-confirmed, CDMA NOT LTE.
-Pictures on stage are still showing the deathgrip killer ring around same iPhone 4 design, no apparent new changes to the design
-Tim Cook is introduced and on stage talking up partnership
-Engadget: 11:08AM There you go people. Verizon iPhone 4. It exists.
-And today they're "gratified" to announce that the iPhone 4 will come to Verizon early next month.
-"Today we're partnering with a giant of the industry, and that's Apple." Boom.
-"today two innovators are coming together."
-lowell mcadam: I guess you're expecting a big announcement today. I don't think we'll disappoint. If the press write something long enough, eventually it comes true. We're very very excited about our announcement today."
-John Oliver just screamed out: "F* Yeah! Thank you! Thank God!" - Filming a segment
-Engadget: 10:54AM Interesting note -- the screen is white. We're not saying that means anything. But... it could mean something.
-Event expected to last no longer than 30 minutes!
-Best updates so far coming from: http://www.mobilecru...eblog-new-york/
-Bloggers are in line now. Celebrity sightings were thought to include Mo Rocca but updated to say that it was actually John Oliver, from The Daily Show.
Everything we know so far,
Reasons to stay on AT&T (before anyone even knows for sure what the details are!):