New iPhone 4G AT&T Exclusive for 2010 Expectation
Yes folks it’s back to the iPhone 4G, and AT&T again, and this time Barclays Capital analysts have apparently said that Apple will probably choose to allow AT&T to keep the iPhone and extend their exclusivity agreement reports an article over on the next web.
Furthermore the Barclays Capital analysts go a step further and say that AT&T will have exclusivity of the next-gen iPhone 4G once it arrives. The article says the reasoning behind this is because the latest creation from Apple, the iPad will be through AT&T.
Apparently the analyst’s speculation also takes in another factor which is AT&T’s attempts to beef up their networks so they can manage both the iPhone and iPad and apparently the iPhone 4G if these rumours are to be believed.
The article also speculates about the effects the rollout of 4G would have on the iPhone and says that if Verizon could deliver almost nationwide LTE coverage then it would be difficult to imagine Apple not taking advantage. But then 4G probably won’t come this year, so basically Apple doesn’t really have a compelling reason to dump AT&T.
Other than of course the multitude of complaints from iPhone users which Apple doesn’t seem to give a care about, and the fact that AT&T has admitted they are struggling with the iPhone, and that there are millions of potential iPhone customers on the Verizon network.
Seems quite clear to me that allowing the iPhone 4G to go with Verizon would bring millions of new customers and a huge profit for Apple, which is good business yes?