NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- More reports of Apple's (AAPL) production plans for a CDMA iPhone stirred up the simmering anticipation for a Verizon (VZ) iPhone and has sent Apple shares to a new all-time high.
According to Digitimes, Apple's contract manufacturers plan to ship a CDMA version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter. This information confirms a report last month from TheStreet that Apple had told its iPhone manufacturing partners to start full-scale production of a CDMA iPhone to be available as a Verizon iPhone, as early as November.
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The news comes as pre-orders for Apple's redesigned iPhone 4 have outpaced supply and have even exceeded the sales volume of the previous iPhone by a factor of 10.
Analysts and tech watchers will now try to figure out whether the new iPhone will be a success limited largely to AT&T (T) customer upgrades, or if the shiny new device will attract hoards of new subscribers from other carriers like Verizon, Sprint (S) and Deutsche Telekom's (DT) T-Mobile.
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