Verizon Promo Materials Refer To a 4G iPhone (Update: Probably Not)

UpdateThe source link has now updated their story, stating that the materials inside had nothing to do with a 4G iPhone. It more likely relates to an upcoming campaign to convince customers that a 3G iPhone is better than any 4G phone.

Apple tends to take their time adding new technologies. They want to wait until the advances can be implemented seamlessly and without bugs before they introduce them to the masses, something Verizon isn’t known for. For that reason, most don’t expect the company to release a 4G-capable iPhone until 2012. However, the folks over at Droid-Life (who have a great record with Verizon leaks) came across this internal image describing a 4G iPhone:

4G Verizon iPhone?
Could this mean we'll see a 4G iPhone this Fall?

As you can see, it says “iPhone Better 4G Smartphone,” and appears to be a packet of merchandising materials for employees. While the source link groans at an Apple “Better 4G” advertising campaign, it seems more likely that “Better 4G” would be used by Verizon to differentiate its superior 4G from AT&T’s.

If this is legitimate, we could very well see an LTE-capable iPhone soon, which would likely be accompanied by an HSPA+ “4G” iPhone on AT&T. All rumors have pointed to a September release of Apple’s fifth generation handset, which will likely be called either iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S. Stay tuned to GottaBeMobile for all the latest news on the next iPhone.

36 Comments

  1. Guest

    06/30/2011 at 7:52 pm

    I work for Verizon and we got these today!! Launch date indicates September 7th 0800 EST

    Reply

    • Abraham Abe1503

      06/30/2011 at 8:32 pm

      that’s awsome! WE ALL MUST ADMIT that the iphone 4 is a year old and we are STARTING to see some more lag and problems on some handsets. Iphone 5, 4s, whatsoever will bring up verizon, since customers were refusing to buy an iphone 4 when there might be a new iphone refresh on the horizon.

      Reply

    • Dasdf

      06/30/2011 at 8:41 pm

      BULLSHIT

      Reply

    • Dasdf

      06/30/2011 at 8:41 pm

      BULLSHIT

      Reply

    • Awesome381

      06/30/2011 at 11:03 pm

      YES! FINNAALLY!

      Reply

    • Gom

      07/01/2011 at 3:34 am

      yea rite…

      Reply

  2. Jack Lkoslo

    06/30/2011 at 8:03 pm

    I also work for Verizon in California and we also got these today. The launch date for Apple iPhone 5 is September 07, 2011. We don’t have any info on iPhone 5 features, design, etc. 

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    • Melodyb

      06/30/2011 at 8:31 pm

      What was in the box? Was it just a notification that they are releasing the new phone this September or was it more? No hardware?? Thanks.

      Reply

  3. Guest

    06/30/2011 at 8:21 pm

    I work for sprint and we did get these! But are not releasing until late 2012

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    • Kelsey

      06/30/2011 at 8:25 pm

      That’s wrong! Haha

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      • Guest

        06/30/2011 at 8:26 pm

        Oh I know;) I just wanted to do that!

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  4. Lukane

    06/30/2011 at 8:48 pm

    The iPhone 5 will never be available! If it does come out it will be no sooner than a decade or 2021! So expect it to come in ten years if it even does come!! Bahaha

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    • pfffffft

      06/30/2011 at 9:01 pm

      Dude ughh… that’s not that funny.

      Reply

      • Lukane

        06/30/2011 at 9:14 pm

        Haha well really bottom line it will be out in September, that’s something to be excited about!

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  5. Stefan Arnaud

    06/30/2011 at 9:00 pm

    I work for Verizon in South Carolina we got this a few days ago!

    Reply

  6. Guest1

    06/30/2011 at 9:11 pm

    I work for Google and we got these today too!

    Reply

  7. Another_brother13

    06/30/2011 at 9:57 pm

    I work for Apple we didnt get these!

    Reply

  8. Jaysun14

    06/30/2011 at 9:59 pm

    i work for boost and we got these today to..

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  9. Guest

    06/30/2011 at 10:29 pm

    I work for myself. I got the green stuff. Hurry it up…dang it.

    Reply

  10. Seanc85

    06/30/2011 at 10:31 pm

    I work for jitter bug and we got these last week!

    Reply

  11. SHANTEY AND MAY MAY

    06/30/2011 at 10:35 pm

    I work for my grandma and we got this today! :O so I opened the box and it punchEd me :( couldnt see what it was so I called J.J Abrams and he told me it was a trailer for an upcoming movie.

    Reply

  12. McDonald's Manager

    06/30/2011 at 11:36 pm

    I work at McDonald’s and we got these today. Apparently the iPhone 5’s are going to be included in Happy Meals.

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    • Stillenbob548

      07/01/2011 at 1:19 am

      hahaha!!! thats great!!!

      Reply

    • Dbillett1

      07/01/2011 at 3:22 pm

      Your ripping the poor kids off!

      Reply

    • Dbillett1

      07/01/2011 at 3:22 pm

      Your ripping the poor kids off!

      Reply

  13. Vicki Donavenn

    07/01/2011 at 12:58 am

    Holy crap I just bought an iPhone for less than 30$ at http://biddrivals.gu.ma

    Reply

  14. Omar_littles

    07/01/2011 at 2:57 am

    I work for straight talk and we got these yesterday

    Reply

    • Nancy

      07/01/2011 at 3:20 am

      What was inside the box?

      Reply

  15. Hondanerd

    07/01/2011 at 3:14 am

    I work for ups and I delivered all those papers that all of u guys received!!!! Lol

    Reply

  16. LaxTxa

    07/01/2011 at 3:21 am

    I work at hooters and we got this today too!!

    Reply

  17. Dbillett1

    07/01/2011 at 3:20 pm

    Who cares… It’s still just an iPhone. No swype, no changing the text app or browser app, no widget’s, no google voice, it doesn’t even have a back button for crying out load!

    I will keep my droid thank you.

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    • Tanya

      07/09/2011 at 5:40 am

      Huh? What google rock are you living under? Google voice has been around for sometime. There are all kinds of 3rd party browsers available in the app store. There are all kinds of texting apps, including google voice.

      Reply

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