According to the Wall Street Journal, sources that are close to
negotiations between Verizon and Apple, claim that Apple has begun
production of a new iPhone made exclusively for the largest carrier in
the United States. While all companies involved refuse to comment,
sources claim that the CDMA exclusive iPhone will be manufactured by
Pegatron Technology Group, a sub company of Asustek. The move by Apple
to end exclusivity with At&t would be a smart decision with additional
pressure in the US market mounting from the storm of sales by Android
handsets. Android is currently being used by 10.9 Million users in the
United States which is upwards of 866,000 from a year ago August. At&t
however, has begun to bolster its line up with Android devices the last
couple weeks in anticipation of the leaving of the iPhone exclusivity.
While no official announcements have been made the handset is expected
to be very similar to the iPhone 4, and be sold early next year.