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Friday, February 4, 2011

Verizon iPhone: The Unboxing

The Verizon iPhone is real and it's here. 
Apple and Verizon finally delivered the long-awaited Verizon iPhone 4. The question "When is the iPhone coming to Verizon? has already been replaced with "When will we see the iPhone 5?" With so many people anxious to get their hands on this phone, you'd think there would be a lot more differences between it and the AT&T model. There are not. That's okay, it's actually entertaining to carefully pull open all the packaging, take a real close look and try and spot all that's changed. When that fails, we simply grab an AT&T iPhone and put it right next to the new Verizon iPhone. Now those subtle changes are much easier to spot.

Verizon iPhone Box

There's virtually no indication on the box that this Apple iPhone is something different. 

An Apple iPhone from Verizon

  Turn the box around and you can tell, if you look closely, it's a Verizon iPhone. 

Inside the Verizon iPhone Box

Open the box and you find a familiar-looking phone. 

Verizon iPhone Cables

Apple always packages all the cables so neatly. 


First Look at the Verizon iPhone Interface

Yup, it looks almost exactly like the AT&T iPhone except for that tell-tale sign in the upper left hand corner. 

Compare with the iPhone AT&T

For the sake of comparison, here's what our AT&T interface looks like. 

Comparing the Verizon iPhone and the AT&T Model

AT&T's iPhone is on the left, the Verizon iPhone is on the right. No real differences. 

Looking at the Two iPhones from the Side

Ah, the first real differences between the phones. AT&T is on the left and Verizon is on the right. Note that there's only a single break in the antenna band on the Verizon iPhone. Also, you'll see that while there's a removable slot cover for the AT&T SIM card, the Verizon iPhone has no such slot. 

Verizon iPhone and AT&T iPhone Buttons

The buttons between the two iPhone look the same, but Apple moved the Verizon ones (on the right) just a bit. 

Personal Hotspot

The new Verizon iPhone can act as a personal hotspot--a trick the AT&T iPhone cannot match. 

and that's about it...


  1. i like iphone but i think it still expen$ive about 600 euro..!!

  2. I'm not sure how I feel about apple. I have a 3gs and sometimes I hate it, but sometimes its alright. I'm really not that impressed with iPhone 4. But at least there are multiple service providers now.

  3. damn this post makes me want to buy one!

  4. Is there a major diffrence in price overt those two models? Is the Verizon Iphone worth spending some extra bucks? Hmmm got to figure it out since I'm looking forward to buyone of those babies

  5. Wow, thank you so much for the comparison! This will be super handy if I ever decide to buy one.