After months of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally brought the iPhone 4 to Verizon Wireless. While much of the hardware remains the same, there are a couple of important differences.
Obviously, there's the change from GSM to CDMA, which means the phone won't be able to use voice and data simultaneously with current CDMA technology. Also, the Verizon iPhone will have mobile hot-spot capability, while the AT&T one does not. In the chart below, we've tried to document the differences between the two phones. While Verizon has not told us the iPhone 4's data plan, we've included the carrier's data plan on its current smartphones for the time being.
|Network||GSM 850/900/1,800/1,900; HSDPA 850/900/1,900/2,100||CDMA 850/1,900; EV-DO Rev. A|
|Simultaneous use of voice and data||Yes||No|
|Mobile hot-spot option||No||Yes, up to five devices|
|Price||$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB||$199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB|
|Data plan||$15 for 200MB; $25 for 2GB; $45 for 2GB plus tethering||Unknown, but here's Verizon's data plan for its other smartphones: $15 for 150MB; $29.99 for unlimited; $49.99 for unlimited with tethering|
|Colors||Black and white. Availability of white model is said to be this spring.||Black and white. Availability of white model is also said to be this spring, according to a Verizon spokesperson.|