The much awaited iPhone 4 on Verizon is finally here. At an event today, Verizon Wireless announced in partnership with Apple that they would be providing iPhone 4’s via their network. The iPhone 4 will be available in the United States beginning February 10 on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless networks.
AT&T should be somewhat happy as Verizon will now take the load on AT&T’s network and hopefully improve the performance of the carrier. Reportedly, the iPhone 4 on Verizon runs on iOS 4.2.5 which includes slight changes. iPhone 4 on Verizon will also be capable of “Personal Hotspots”, a feature that would allow it to become an internet hub for up to 5 WiFi devices to connect to.
Under Settings, there is now a new option called “Personal Hotspots” which when turned on will connect to a wireless network and try to give five other WiFi devices a hotspot to connect to. This feature will surely make a lot of AT&T iPhone 4 users switch.
“Verizon Wireless customers have told us they can’t wait to get their hands on iPhone 4, and we think they are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer in a press release. “We have enormous respect for the company Verizon has built and the loyalty they have earned from their customers.”
The device should be available in the US beginning Feburary 10. The iPhone 4 on Verizon will retail at a price of $199.99 for the 16GB model and $299.99 for the 32GB model with a new two year customer agreement. .