It’s not every day that Apple adds a new carrier partner in the U.S. So with Tuesday’s news that Verizon will offer a CDMA-based iPhone 4 beginning in February, we roll out a special episode of the Macworld Podcast a day early to discuss what this means for Apple, Verizon, and smartphone users.

I’m joined by Macworld editorial director Jason Snell—fresh off his live-blogging duties from Tuesday’s Verizon press event—as well senior associate editor Dan Moren and frequent Macworld contributor Glenn Fleishman. We discuss the details of Verizon’s iPhone 4, talk about the relative merits of Verizon and AT&T, and walk you through the alphabet soup of wireless standards that include CDMA, GSM, and LTE.

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Show Notes

You’ll find all of our Verizon and iPhone coverage at iOS Central. Pay particular attention to David Chartier’s comparison of AT&T and Verizon cellular plans and Dan Frakes’s report on how Verizon’s iPhone 4 won’t fit many existing iPhone 4 cases.

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