According to Consumer Reports, those who are thinking about buying an Apple iPhone 4 for the Verizon network, may wish to wait until this summer. According to a recent report, CR believes that consumers will be getting an older smart phone and should wait until the iPhone 5 is released. Rumors are floating around the Internet that the next generation iPhone will come with a dual core processor and maybe a 4″ screen.

So why should you wait? Here is what Consumer Reports says:

“The magazine’s concerns are worth noting, because buying an iPhone at a carrier’s discounted price starting at $199 requires signing a two-year service contract. Breaking the pact by trading in the phone early carries hefty penalties.”

But there is also a flaw in the Verizon system which prohibits users from making a call while surfing the web. This one downside of the Verizon network could keep folks with AT&T. However, Verizon has a better reputation for customer service while AT&T has a reputation of poor customer service.

There is also another unknown factor. iPhone users are data hogs that are noted for beating the AT&T network to death. Though the number of users who suck band width is not known, it is going to be interesting to see how the Verizon network holds up under a similar load that AT&T has had to deal with.

It is going to be interesting to see what iPhone users do, Stick with AT&T or make the move to Verizon.

What is also inconsistent about the Consumer Reports take on the iPhone 4, is that the company lists the iPhone 4 as being the best smartphone. Yet when it comes to Verizon, that recommend consumers to wait. Confused? I believe many consumers will be.

If you are an iPhone user with AT&T will you be switching?

Source – Information Week