Apple COO Tim Cook, left, greets Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead during the iPhone announcement Tuesday in New York
WHY THERE'S NO 4G IN VERIZON'S iPHONE 4
Just a few days after Verizon announced a slew of new 4G phones and built hype for its recently launched 4G network, executives from the largest U.S. cell carrier announced that it would finally get the iPhone.
"Verizon customers told us they want the iPhone now," Cook said, explaining why the carrier will begin selling a 3G version first. The first batch of chips designed for Verizon's 4G network would require Apple to rework the phone's casing and "force design changes we wouldn't make," he said.