It has long been rumored that Verizon and Apple are gearing up to unveil a new model of the iPhone that will work with a service other than AT&T. A new report out that shows iPhone-related domain names, and, were transferred to Verizon Wireless Trademark Services, LLC, the same company that holds the domain, has Verizon fans hoping that the unveiling may be approaching. But is it?

While hopes are high that Apple and Verizon will unveil a new iPhone model in the upcoming months, the purchase of a few domain names is not a reliable indicator of an impending launch. As MacRumors points out, the domain names in question, and, were transferred to Verizon Wireless back in 2008, but have sat idle in the intervening two years. Rather than a dummy page at Verizon, the domains apparently still point to the original link farms. If Verizon had big plans for these domains, they most likely would not point to a worthless link farm.

Read the full story at The Unofficial Apple Weblog.