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will the verizon iphone get ios 5

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tevine Calculating status...
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Jun 8, 2011 4:21 PM

since the verizon iphone is still behind on the ios which it has 4.2.8 instead of 4.3 will the verizon iphone get ios 5 while skipping 4.3 or will we get 4.3 while att gets ios 5

iPhone 4
  • KBowl87 Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 4:26 PM (in response to tevine)

    Probably going to get the 5.0 update. Verizon is on a lower update but it came included withthe features for the most part of ios 4.3.

  • brassman1234 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 5:55 PM (in response to tevine)

    Don't hold your breath.  Let's face it... the Verizon iPhone is 2nd rate to the AT&T one.  Probably always will be one build behind... Heck,  based on what's happened so far and the cold shoulder that Apple gave it at the WWDC, I'm staring to think that Verizon won't even carry it any longer.  ("We have plenty of other options"... says Verizon.)

     

    Ok, seriously though, if Verizon doesn't get iOS 5 with the rest of the country in the fall, a good chunk of the some 2.5 million Verizon iPhone users will either move back to AT&T or just give up on Verizon and join up with AT&T.  (myself being one of them.)  This is getting a bit ridiculous.  AND... iOS 4.3 contains MANY features and enhancements that we Verizon users STILL don't have.  Look it up if you have any doubts.  I'm sick of people saying that iOS 4.2.8 and iOS 4.3.3 are basically the same.  DUH... if they were the same they'd have the same build number.  Again people should look it up, before spreading propaganda.

     

    And finally... based on everything that I've read, it does appear that Verizon will get iOS 5 at the same time as AT&T.  (There apparently is a beta out there for the CDMA iPhone of which developers can get.)  BUT, I'll believe it when I see it.

  • MikeSr Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 6:30 PM (in response to tevine)

    It will get iOS5.  The beta that was released yesterday has a iOS 5 beta for CDMA and GSM.  Now, why were on 4.2.8 is mind boggling.

  • Robert121571 Calculating status...
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    Jun 9, 2011 12:02 AM (in response to tevine)

    Yes Verizon users will get 5.0 as some one else said the beta for iPhone4 CDMA is out. I have already seen it running on a Verizon phone.

     

    I'm glad too this having diffrent versions was driving me crazy since I help friends and other people with their iPhones

  • me100finn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 10, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to MikeSr)

    I just got my iPhone 4 and wonder why this was the case.  I cant wait til 5 comes out.

  • dpr.. Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2011 11:00 AM (in response to tevine)

    Are you guys serious? The software versions aren't behind. They have to be different in order to run the different types of antenna from the different devices. 4.2.10 is actually identical to 4.3.5, aside from the 4.2.10 running on a CDMA antenna and 4.3.5 running on GSM.

  • Mik3NC Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2011 12:55 PM (in response to dpr..)

    Unfortunately dpr, you are very wrong. The features included in 4.3 (Nitro Javascript, AirPlay, etc.) is not included in 4.2.10. Verizon users aren't as blind as you're suggesting.

  • Matrix X2 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Aug 28, 2011 1:21 PM (in response to brassman1234)

    Yes the Verizon iPhone 4 will get the iOS 5 update. I still am clueless to why the CDMA iPhone is on the iOS 4.2.x software. They are the exact same devices except for the fact that one runs on Verizon and the other on AT&T. Other than that, they have indentical hardware.

  • Matrix X2 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Aug 28, 2011 1:24 PM (in response to brassman1234)

    The Verizon iPhone is not second rate. The AT&T iPhone 4 is the one that is second rate. I had AT&T before and while I was out with other people, I had no service and had to borrow a phont to make a call. It was embarrasing. I HATE AT&T with great intensity.

  • mikefrommandeville Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2011 3:12 PM (in response to Matrix X2)

    My life on the Veizon iPhone is wayyyyy better than my life on the past 4 iPhones on AT&T.

  • denisefromnew haven Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2011 4:42 PM (in response to mikefrommandeville)

    I actually have one of each... AT&T for personal use and Verizon for work. Both have issues with service depending on where I travel Nothing's perfect it seems...

  • Peoria1 Calculating status...
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:31 PM (in response to tevine)

    I used to have an app on my AT&T iPhone that I used in WiFi locations.  It was called; Find a Phone Booth"  because with AT&T I didn't have any signal most of the time.

  • picktown Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to tevine)

    So, does this mean that if I plug my Verizon iPhone into iTunes on October 4th, the iOS 5 upgrade will be there?  Or is that a vague TBD at the whim of when Verizon & Apple might agree upon it?

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