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According to Scott Moritz’s sources, Apple and Verizon “won’t be as tightly integrated” as Apple and AT&T and the rumored tablet has been ready for roughly a year. The kicker here is that, Verizon would subsidize the cost of the tablet without giving potential customers sticker shock.
An always-connected iPod? In my mind, this has been Apple’s plan all along. Apple never set out to be the king of smartphones. They simply wanted an iPod that was always connected to the Internet to power the apps that have made the iPhone and iPod Touch so popular.