NEW YORK (
is reported to be stocking up on
iPhones ahead of a January launch.
bit of speculation
, courtesy of
, to the growing mosaic of the
and you might start to get the picture that
in the works.
After more than three years of exclusivity at
, the Apple iPhone is expected to land at Verizon next month. The possibility that Verizon is loading up its stores and warehouses with the iconic device -- something we
first uncovered nearly a year ago
-- probably shouldn't come as too big of a surprise.
Consumers already have altered their smartphone upgrade patterns
. Smartphone sales have started to wane at Verizon as subscribers, who normally upgrade to new phones at the end of their two-year contracts, have held off on phone purchases at a higher rate than normal, according to industry experts.
The rumor reported by
, attributed to one source, also asserts that the
. Instead of being just a 3G CDMA device, Apple and Verizon presumably have made the iPhone long-term evolution or LTE ready.
If true, it would certainly fill in the missing piece to
launch that conspicuously lacked a 4G phone.
Apple shares hit a new all-time high of $325.06 on Monday as the Verizon iPhone story gains momentum.
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