Even before the announcement got underway, Daily Show "correspondent" John Oliver, had jumped out of his seat in the Frederick P. Rose Hall to scream, "F*** yeah!" not once but twice. I'm guessing this will be cut into footage of the actual unveiling itself tonight for maximum hilarity.
As I was rushing to leave the Lincoln Center* and post a story, meanwhile, a couple of people approached me to ask: "Didya see it, man?" Like the iPhone was some kind of mystical talisman rather than the latest twist on the 3G smart phone from Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)
But in truth there are still a few mystical elements to the CDMA launch that have yet to be revealed. Let's run them down, shall we?
- Why no 3G CDMA iPad?
- When might an LTE iPhone arrive? (I'll have more thoughts on this later.)
- How was the iPhone 4 antenna tweaked for the CDMA version and will that solve the "death grip" problems?
- How much will Verizon charge for the new "mobile hotspot" function included with the phone?
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile
*"The Home of Jazz" apparently, at least if you're fan of Wynton Marsalis and the push toward musical taxidermy in this genre.