More Proof of Imminent Verizon iPhone Launch

Every day seems to bring another reveal in the ongoing wait for a Verizon Wireless iPhone launch. This weekend is no different, with online catalog screen shots from offwire.com leaked in news reports showing Verizon Wireless iPhone 4 cases manufactured by Case-Mate.

verizon wireless iphone case case-mate

It's not clear whether or not there are any changes in case design required for the Verizon iPhone 4 model. The entries have since been pulled off of the web. Text anticipating the Verizon launch was also discovered on a Case-Mate landing page:

It’s coming. The Verizon iPhone 4 is on its way and we’ve got you covered with the largest selection of cases and accessories. Sign up to be the first to know when our Verizon iPhone products arrive and are available to order. From the Tough protective cases to the slim Barely There, our most popular cases have been redesigned to specially fit the Verizon iPhone.

Prematurely posted web pages (and their retraction) aren't the only interesting discoveries made recently. In addition to Business Week reporting that a Verizon iPhone will launch before Valentine's Day, 9to5 Mac reports that Verizon Trademark Services LLC is scooping up domain names. iphoneonverizon.com and iphoneforverizon.com have both been purchased and show the same domain registration information as other Verizon web addresses.

Registrant:
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
US
domainlegalcontact@verizon.com +1.7033513164 Fax: +1.7033513669

Domain Name: iphoneonverizon.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

It's possible the domains were purchased solely to protect the names, but it's looking more and more likely that a new product launch is afoot. Industry watchers are fully expecting a CDMA iPhone in the first quarter of 2011. More evidence is sure to surface before Apple announces a Verizon network-compatible iPhone 4.


Those domains weren't registered by Verizon. Just because the registration data says so, doesn't make it factual.

If you go to the domains, you'll see that they are advertisement-laden troll sites that someone is making a bit of revenue from.