Developers who specialize in apps for the iPhone appear to be in luck. As some of the excitement about a new carrier and the personal hotspot feature dies down, everyone’s started to realize that the Verizon-iPhone announcement also means a whole new group of people will soon get the opportunity to begin using iPhone apps.
Verizon iPhone sales estimates vary wildly enough that we won’t bother to get into them, but it’s certain that the introduction of an iPhone that’ll work on the Verizon network will result in at least a few new iPhone users.
They shouldn’t be too shy on cash, either, since – let’s face it – they’ll be buying a nonessential doodad with the iPhone 5 more or less just around the corner.
So this event could open the door to a considerable surge in app sales as Verizon customers tinker with their devices. Plus, if the Verizon network offers better Internet access than AT&T (as many people argue), new iPhone users may be even more inclined than the old ones to experiment with apps that require connections.
Good luck (and get to work), iPhone app developers.