A new press invite from Verizon Wireless (s vz) is making the rounds, announcing a special media event on Jan. 11 at 11 AM Eastern in New York City at Lincoln Center. The event could be the long-awaited announcement of the iPhone’s (s aapl) arrival on the Verizon network.
The date has already been put forward by CNET’s Rick Broida, citing an anonymous tipster, as the day of a possible event from Apple about the eagerly anticipated Verizon iPhone. While the event apparently won’t be Apple’s to host, this new press invite suggests that the date will indeed see major news coming from Verizon, and the official launch of the iPhone on its network is the best candidate for such an announcement.
Plenty of evidence has suggested that a Verizon iPhone is imminent. Supply chain checks suggest that a CDMA-compatible iPhone has been gearing up for or has already entered production. If the rest of Broida’s information also proves true, the Verizon iPhone will be in the hands of consumers by February. Whenever it does arrive, it can’t come soon enough for Verizon.
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