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Could some App Store content not be Verizon iPhone friendly?

Fragmentation of Apple products a new possibility

By Don Lynn from Feb 7, 2011 @ 23:14 CST

AT&T and Verizon's iPhones can't be that different, right? Swap out the GSM radio for CDMA, tinker with the GPS a bit, and you've got a Verizon friendly iPhone. Apparently with a few app makers like Telenav releasing Verizon specific products for the App Store, there may be more differences under the hood than previously thought.

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Telenav reportedly stated that their original AT&T Navigator app was not working right with Verizon's version which forced them to come up with a Verizon-specific app. While specifics weren't shared about the incompatibilities, this is opening up a whole new issue that app developers may have to tangle with both now and in the future. Fragmentation of the App Store could initially be a mess with so many iPhone 4 preorders ready to hit the streets. Will running apps on the Verizon iPhone be a crapshoot? WE won't have to wait too long to find out.

NEWS SOURCES:Zdnet.com


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