iPhone 4G Exclusivity with AT&T, Has Apple Made a Big Mistake?
Apple will probably be unveiling the next generation iPhone, the so called iPhone 4G during WWDC 2010 on June the 7th; at least it is expected to happen. Apple has also extended the exclusivity over the iPhone with AT&T which will probably mean AT&T will have exclusivity over the iPhone 4G when it finally makes an appearance.
However, given that many customers with the Big Blue network aren’t all that happy with the way things are going with AT&T, and the large calls for Apple to deliver a Verizon iPhone or even a Sprint iPhone, has Apple made a big mistake by allowing AT&T to keep iPhone exclusivity?
The iPhone is a hugely popular smartphone, no one can deny that, but there are other smartphones coming onto the market that set a challenge to the iconic iPhone. One such smartphone is the HTC EVO 4G, the first device to run on a 4G network.
Currently according to a popularity poll we have been running, the HTC EVO 4G is vastly more popular than the upcoming new iPhone 4G, why? Well I’ve been going through some of the customer comments and what is apparent other than most thing the HTC EVO 4G offers more advanced tech, features, and the Android platform, one of the reasons seems to be AT&T’s appalling network.
So in allowing AT&T to extend exclusivity over the iPhone and thus the iPhone 4G has Apple made one big mistake that could damage sales and the popularity of the next generation device and put the HTC EVO 4G in the position of becoming the much sort after “iPhone killer?”