iPhone won’t make or break AT&T-T-Mobile merger

iPhone | Tuesday August 23 2011 12:29 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

iPhone wont make or break AT&T-T-Mobile merger

It's just a phone.

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There’s a curious line of thinking going around that suggests that if Sprint lands the next iPhone as rumored, the handset would undercut the carrier’s push to stop the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger. As Frost & Sullivan analyst Brent Iadarola puts it in a recent CNN Money post, the win of an iPhone would “weaken Sprint’s core argument that a duopolistic wireless market would limit consumer choice” and that it would “represent an odd kind of win for AT&T.”

The writer of the story, David Goldman, quotes a few other sources to back up Iadarola, but I’m still at a loss as to how the iPhone could play a definitive role in the merger in any way. And this isn’t the first time that someone has suggested that it would. Immediately after the initial news of AT&T’s intentions broke last March, some analysts made the … [Read more]

iPhone wont make or break AT&T-T-Mobile merger

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