Does date of rumored WWDC 2010 event hint at the iPhone moving to Verizon?

Mon, Dec 21, 2009

News, Rumors

The Moscone Center in San Francisco is where Apple traditionally holds its annual WWDC event, and over the weekend, people started to notice that the dates between June 28 and July 2 had been booked up on the center’s schedule for what’s listed as a “Corporate Event.”  While everyone began to assume that the mysterious corporate event was related to WWDC, TUAW takes things one step further and postulates that the specific timing of the event hints at something even bigger.

That space on the calendar may be a big deal.

If WWDC goes the way these things normally do, registration and other pre-conference fun will happen on Monday, June 28. The WWDC keynote will take place on Tuesday, June 29 — three years to the day after the first iPhone was released.

Maybe Apple had to settle for that week because the International Stem Cell Conference and the NACUBO Annual Meeting beat them to the dates they really wanted. But it’s also possible that Apple is waiting until its exclusivity deal with AT&T ends — the exact day its exclusivity deal ends — before announcing an iPhone for Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint.

Verizon’s CTO made noise last week about his company being prepared for the iPhone in terms of network capacity, though he said nothing about an actual deal.

And so the plot thickens…


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