Yes, Apple had originally pitched the iPhone to Verizon Wireless, as far back as two years ago, but unfortunately, the two couldn’t come to an agreement.

…Apple’s demands were steep. They also give us an idea of what exactly is behind the Apple / Cingular agreement: Apple wanted a percentage of monthly service fees, control over distribution that would limit iPhone sales to Apple and Verizon stores, and even some control over service and support for iPhone customers. “They would have been stepping in between us and our customers to the point where we would have almost had to take a back seat … on hardware and service support,” say Gerace

[via Engadget]

Yes, Apple had originally pitched the iPhone to Verizon Wireless, as far back as two years ago, but unfortunately, the two couldn’t come to an agreement.

…Apple’s demands were steep. They also give us an idea of what exactly is behind the Apple / Cingular agreement: Apple wanted a percentage of monthly service fees, control over distribution that would limit iPhone sales to Apple and Verizon stores, and even some control over service and support for iPhone customers. “They would have been stepping in between us and our customers to the point where we would have almost had to take a back seat … on hardware and service support,” say Gerace

[via Engadget]