Verizon CFO: We had expected the next iPhone sooner
Verizon Communications Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo acknowledged that he didn’t really know what will happen once the next version of the iPhone will come out, but said he had expected to launch sooner.
While the iPhone 4 has been a successful draw for Verizon, the company expects a much larger boost when the next version arrives at the same time for both it and AT&T. The impact of the new Apple device will be a positive, but it’s still unclear how much of a catalyst it will be. Partly due to high expectations for the next iPhone, Shammo said he is confident the company will meet its financial expectations.
Verizon Chief Executive Lowell McAdam previously said he expects the next iPhone to come out in the fall, although he acknowledged he wasn’t sure.
Translation - please, Apple, please let your partners know when the next iPhone is coming out so they can stop making boneheaded statements about what they expect. With all this pent-up demand and speculation, the next iPhone better be spectacular…