It didn’t take long for the just released Verizon iPhone 4 to be successfully jailbreaked. The first screenshots of the jailbreaked device was released over at BlogsDNA showing the Verizon iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.6 running with Cydia.
iFixit has been at it again, whipping out the adjustable spanner set (well, a selection of Torx screwdrivers actually) and taking on Verizon's iPhone 4. We've already given the CDMA smartphone a good going over in our full Verizon iPhone 4 review, but now we get to see the changes inside the iOS handset too. The biggest point of interest is the Qualcomm MDM6600 radio chipset, which actually could've been used to make the Verizon iPhone 4 into a so-called world phone.
Popular and ever-expanding GPS location and mapping service TeleNav is newly available today on Verizon's iPhone 4. TeleNav is now a free app in the Apple App Store - this app will only be activated for download following the expected launch of Verizon's iPhone 4 on February 10. Users who download this app will receive free maps and local search in addition to free access to advanced navigation features like spoken turn-by-turn directions and fabulous 3D moving maps.
Verizon has announced record sales of the CDMA iPhone 4 yesterday, describing it as the carrier's most successful first day sales in history. While actual numbers of handsets pre-ordered are in short supply, CEO Dan Mead did say that "in just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history."
Existing Verizon customers angling for an iPhone 4 will have to have got in early, as without warning the carrier has closed pre-orders for the new CDMA smartphone. Sales of the handset kicked off yesterday for those already loyal to Verizon, with general availability not until February 10.
That's sarcasm, right? The fellow in this commercial is making fun of AT&T by having their official Verizon guy smile very deviously. Before that though, it's the ever so slightly different Verizon iPhone flying through the air, displaying it's loveliness. Then the voice from the Verizon god speaks. It's like the sound of an oncoming storm, like we're in an arena and the gladiators have arrived!
If your geeky little heart is all aflutter at the thought of finally getting the iPhone 4 in the Verizon network you aren't alone. We posted up our review of the new smartphone yesterday. Verizon and Apple are taking early pre-orders for the device, but most of the unwashed masses will need to wait until the week after those early orders go in to get the new iPhone 4 on Verizon.
So you've read the SlashGear Verizon iPhone 4 review, you're an existing Verizon subscriber and you've decided to take the plunge: good news, pre-ordering has opened, as long as you already have an account with the carrier. Both Apple and Verizon are now accepting orders, though we're hearing that the carrier's site is already suffering from heavy use.
If the original iPhone was the most anticipated cellphone of its time, then the Verizon iPhone 4 has to be the most demanded variant since the first launch back in 2007. A launch rumor that managed to overshadow CES 2011 despite Apple having not a square foot of presence there, for many the Verizon iPhone 4 finally promises the network strength to back up the iOS platform's abilities. Does the CDMA smartphone live up to expectations? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.