Apple and Verizon announce new iPhone

Sidney Keith

The Apple iPhone will be available from Verizon Wireless in early February.

According to, existing Verizon customers can preorder the phone beginning Feb. 3, and the general public can purchase the phone Feb. 10.

The 16GB model will be available for $199.99, and the 32GB model will be $299.99. Plan pricing for the Verizon iPhone is not set yet.

Shawn Cooper, freshman chemistry major, said he has AT&T, but he would switch to Verizon for the iPhone.

However, not everyone will be switching phones.

“I will not be switching to the iPhone because Droids are better,” said Anthony Wnoroski, freshman advertising major.

AT&T and Verizon use different technologies in their cell towers. The difference in the hardware means users won’t be able to browse the Internet while talking on the phone, but it will allow up to five Wi-Fi devices to connect to the Internet through the phone’s Internet connection.

According to, this version of the iPhone doesn’t support Verizon’s faster LTE technology, and using LTE would have forced unwanted design changes. The phone will still use 3G.

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