New iPhone for AT&T: Apple may be forced to Verizon By 2011
We’ve read the rumours of Verizon and Apple being in negotiations for the Apple iPhone, but according to an article on i4u, Apple may well be forced to go with Verizon Wireless by 2011.
Apparently growth in the mobile phone market is hitting a point where it can grow no more, and the only huge growth area is smartphones, which will continue to grow until everyone possesses a smartphone.
They also say that many of AT&T customers are only with AT&T because of the Apple iPhone which is expected to make up 18 percent of the company base by 2010. Therefore Apple will try to grab as many customers as it can and going with Verizon could well increase the Apple iPhone customer base from 17 million to 30 million.
So is the iPhone going to Verizon inevitable?