I know this is dangerously close to Verizon-iPhone linkbait, but a recent post by John Gruber got me thinking about a legitimate question. Here's what he wrote:
I don't think there’s anyone who doesn’t think Verizon could sell a lot of iPhones over the course of a year. But I think they could sell a lot of them right away. Apple sold 1.7 million iPhone 4 units in the first three days it was on sale. I think they could sell at least one million on Verizon over the opening weekend. Who knows how many loyal-to-Verizon customers are just biding their time, waiting for an iPhone, though? Could be more. [Bold emphasis added.]
I'm in that "biding their time" group. I've been on Verizon Wireless for years and I'm happy with the service. But the phones? They're a bit meh compared to the iPhone. My Droid is a workhorse. Yet, the iPhone's form factor, speed and app ecosystem are just more appealing to me.
Am I alone? That's what I want to find out. So here's my question:
If you're a Verizon customer, and the iPhone comes to Verizon, will you buy it?
Please weigh in through the comments or vote in the associated poll.