Apple hits keep up coming. We have known for years that Verizon iPhone is in the works. It is nice to see that after a couple of years of speculation, the phone is finally going to make its debut next year. If everything goes according to the plan of course. According to multiple sources, Verizon and Apple are negotiating the final details of their partnership. Could it mean that the deal could still fall through? Perhaps. But things are moving forward:
From our understanding, the Verizon negotiations are not finalized with important details still being ironed out, including technology and economics. We think it is premature to rule out T-Mobile or Sprint (who also uses CDMA but WiMAX for 4G). In addition, there is the possibility of multiple U.S. carriers being signed.
While most iPhone fans are not super excited about the possibility of T-Mobile or Sprint iPhone, we could technically see those before a Verizon iPhone. But Apple needs to pick up another carrier, which should be good news for those frustrated with AT&T’s quality of service.
If you thought Apple was going to stop making those touch-capable devices, you may want to think again. Apple could be bringing an iMac Touch to the market in the near future. Patently Apple has discovered a recent Apple patent application that depicts a hinged-screen version of Apple’s iMac desktop with a touch-sensitive screen. Apparently, iMac Touch would run both Mac OS and iOS. At this point, it’s impossible to say when we will see iMac Touch.
We will be seeing iTV in September 2010. If Kevin Rose is right, the device could go for $99. iTV is expected to support applications just like iPhone. That should open another channel for developers to monetize their work. It could be a game changer in the entertainment industry too.
Expect to see an iPhone/iPad-like marketplace for television applications [such as] video sharing, streaming, recording apps, interactive news apps, and of course, games
There is no better time to be an Apple fan than these days, is there?