The Verizon iPhone Will Be Announced On Jan 11

Verizon's holding a special event on January 11. They're announcing the Verizon iPhone. We're almost certain of it, and here's why:

There's been a Verizon event making the rounds - it's next Tuesday, January 11. The invite has been sent to MG Siegler of Techcrunch and Jim Dalrymple of Loop Insight - both pretty prolific Apple reporter/writers/bloggers/whatever. And, as MG himself notes:

I don't typically get invites directly from Verizon to anything. At least not that I can recall. They usually send those directly to the MobileCrunch and CrunchGear guys. But this invite appears to very specifically be for me - it's non-transferable. Would Verizon send me such an invite unless it was specially about Apple?

Here's what's key: We're great friends with Verizon. (Hi guys!) We've worked with them for years, and we've been to like every event they've had over the last three years. We haven't gotten an invitation. Which is weird. We've reached out to Verizon to see why, exactly, we weren't invited, but we've gotten no comment yet. (And they're super on their game, so they're usually pretty quick to reply.) The obvious answer is that it's an Apple event, and Steve doesn't want us there. You know the story.

Added to everything that's been reported over the last few months - and again today in the Times, we think Verizon's announcing the iPhone.

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