According to USA Today, AT&T and Apple have agreed to extend their exclusivity relationship through 2009, meaning the next iPhone will be made specifically for AT&T service.
The report claims that Apple originally signed the deal with AT&T through 2008 and next year would start selling iPhones on other carrier services. But after AT&T offered a $300 subsidy on each iPhone instead of the revenue-sharing model that became such a hot issue last year, Apple decided it was in its best interests to stay on with AT&T for one more year and take the subsidy.
Undoubtedly some will say that AT&T may have made the best deal in quite some time and I tend to agree. But still others will say that Apple did the right thing in taking the money and although it's forced to sign up for another year with AT&T, it's still the right move.
And Sprint is coming out with 4G service "not the old 3 G" this year with the new Palm phone. So maybe for the first 6 months Apple will be behind the power curve , sticking with At&T
Anyway , since the "rip offs" are catching up , I hope Apple does not drop the ball thinking its online store is the savour for the iPhone. Apple needs to get 4G and drop At&t as exclusive provider .. and then add those "donkey" basic things that other cell phones have like better cameras with flash , built in vedio yada yada
Sorta like Apple has a great phone but the others have a few things thats better sorta thing <-- ya left with making a choice , yet again
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