The recently announced Verizon iPhone 4 is not just for Verizon, and it would be strange if it’s a dedicated device for for US’s “most reliable network”, according to a report by Digitimes, the CDMA iPhone 4 will also be available in different regions around the globe. It’s first stop will be: Asia.
An excerpt from the report goes like this:
Pegatron started shipping its CDMA iPhone 4 in January 2011 and Foxconn started in December 2010. Foxconn’s model will be solely supplied to the US, while Pegatron’s model will be supplied to China and other countries. Since US-based telecom carrier Verizon currently has over 93 million users in the US, the launch of CDMA iPhone is expected to double the number of the current iPhone users in the market.
Since Apple is also set to start supplying its CDMA iPhone to Japan and South Korea, the company’s iPhone shipments in 2011 are expected to reach a new record.
It’s a smart move by Apple to expand the CDMA iPhone 4 into foreign markets. Users on a CDMA network won’t feel left out and they will have a better choice for owning an iPhone 4 as well. [via MacStories]