Hypothetical question about a hypothetical situation
So about this whole iPhone to Verizon thing, I've been wondering something. I don't really care one way or another whether it goes to Big Red or not, I've been happy with AT&T and plan on staying with them. My question is mainly about future products ... If Apple goes to Big Red early in 2011 like the rumors say, does that mean AT&T will no longer get any NEW iPhones in the future? And all future iPhones will go to Verizon? Or will Apple release two separate iPhones (one for each carrier) each time they release a new phone?
Do you think Apple would become exclusive with the different carrier like they were with AT&T? -- Again, just hypothetical, I'm not arguing for or against the Verizon deal.
- 10-09-2010, 08:34 AM #2
- 10-09-2010, 08:40 AM #3
Don't forget about T-Mobile. T-Mobile is also a part of the post-AT&T rumor mill. Granted there isn't quite as much buzz around that as there is Verizon.
In my opinion, I think since Qualcomm (The new supplier for Apple) is currently working on that 'HYBRID' chipset, which means they would only have to manufacture one iPhone for any/all providers. To me that makes the most sense, if Apple wants to shut down Google, all 4 providers is the way to do it. That being said, it's also important to keep those new phones coming on all providers. Think about it, all 4 providers + 1 iPhone release= more money that you can wrap your head around.
So to trace back to your original question, no, I don't think AT&T will get the shaft on that deal. Even though they've had a Hate-Hate releationship the past few years, it's still a giant bag of money waiting to be had. Because there are many loyal users that won't just jump ship because the iPhone is going somehwere else. Heck, I won't leave T-Mobile, because I enjoy what I have with them.
- 10-09-2010, 10:48 AM #4
- 10-09-2010, 12:32 PM #5
Cool, thanks. I don't know much about gsm or cdma or whatever, or what providers use what lol. So that didn't even come to mind. But yea, just curious ... I was thinking if Apple goes Verizon then maybe AT&T's of the iPhone 4 would have been the last iPhone they got. Good to know that's not the case, or *wouldn't* be the case IF these rumors are true.
- 10-10-2010, 10:43 AM #7iPhone Nanite
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