There have been multiple rumors lately of Verizon and Apple joining forces for a new iPhone. This was originally shot down and then revived again for a possible iPhone CDMA variant. The most recent bit of news coming our way about this possible carrier working with Apple is the confirmation of talks with Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam from BusinessWeek.
BusinessWeek also said that two people "in the know" have reported on a device smaller than Amazon’s Kindle, but with a larger touchscreen and being called the Apple media pad.
"The media pad category might go to Verizon," said the person who has seen the device. "We are talking about a device where people will say, ‘Damn, why didn’t we do this?’ Apple is probably going to define the damn category."
The other news is of an iPhone Lite that is smaller, thinner and lighter than the current model also being mentioned by the same source.
We are betting that any news of such devices would be presented in June at WWDC. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we find out.