Apple to Announce End of AT&T Exclusivity During Media Event?

News | Friday January 22 2010 7:22 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

First and foremost, we are not sure about the credibility of the source and hence would take this news with a grain of salt. But having said that, the end of exclusivity would be highly beneficial to not just the users and Apple , but also AT&T.
over the AT&T network are pretty well known and though Apple has not suffered any apparent loss in sales due to this, it has always been believed that the iPhone brand has suffered because of the exclusive deal.
over the AT&T network ever since the iPhone was launched. As quoted by the company, the network has seen a 7000% increase in data usage in the past few quarters. An
But there is no gainsaying the fact that Apple 's partnership has been so crucial to AT&T's financials in the past and as the last few quarterly results have shown, AT&T's revenues have been
on the iPhone sales. However, as
reports, AT&T is already announced its plans to offer few Android, WebOS and Windows Mobile powered handsets. This could in effect help the company compensate for its loss of revenue due to the end of iPhone exclusivity while reducing the effect that data hogging iPhone users had on the company's network.
are indeed true, the decision to terminate the exclusivity might have been a consensual one and not forced upon AT&T. However the question of whether or not this will help Ma Bell in the long term remains. What do you make of this? Let us know your thoughts.

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