Sunday, 12 September 2010
AT&T iPhone Exclusivity Termination to be Made Official on January 27? AT&T Is Rumored to Lose iPhone Exclusivity Deal Sooner than Expected
future and that s a fact. It only remains to be seen when that will
happen. Earlier reports said that AT T s agreem
ent with Apple will end this summer but recent rumors say that
everything could go down earlier than expected. According to some
sources Apple is expected to announce everything this Wednesday, January
27 at the tablet-centered media event.
What s really strange about this rumor is the fact that AT T is rumored
to want to end its exclusivity deal. AT T seems not willing to put up
with the bad publicity coming with the iPhone. Sure, the carrier has
sold millions of iPhones and cashed in on Apple s ingenuity but all that
came with a tremendous price.
The more iPhones AT T sold, the less reliable its 3G network became.
Connectivity issues, dropped calls, bandwidth congestion became
something regular for AT T iPhone customers in large metropolitan areas.
On the other hand Apple should also be waiting to offer the iPhone to
other carriers in the USA. Last year various rumors regarding the
smartphone said that Cupertino is considering launching the iPhone with
either Verizon or T-Mobile, depending on who you ask. The only thing is
that no matter what carrier will start selling the iPhone next, Apple
will have to build a new version of it: a CDMA iPhone for Verizon or an
iPhone capable to deal with T-Mobile s 1700MHz 3G band.
But it s Verizon, the number one carrier in the U.S., the most likely
candidate to get the iPhone. In fact the carrier might sell the
unannounced Apple tablet too so if Apple will indeed strike a tablet
deal with Big Red, why not include the iPhone too?
All of this is yet to be confirmed and with two days to go until the
tablet becomes official, this is by far the most intriguing rumor we ve
heard these past few weeks. Are you going to switch from AT T to Verizon
should Apple announce the later as its new iPhone partner?