1. iquinn's Avatar
    AT&T extends iPhone exclusive in quid pro quo, says analyst - Computerworld

    This story was emailed to me today. Just thought I would share it as it seems to have some credibility to it. But then again who really knows for sure.
    05-10-2010 03:11 PM
  2. touchyphone's Avatar
    Ehhhh, this whole Verizon iPhone thing sometimes borders on getting retarted. I mean, first its just a phone. Second, Verizon could've had it , but they didnt want to play nice with Apple. So seems like they've shot themselves for this long. Furthermore, VZW has incredible, phones for it's users, they should get one of them. My wifey has a droid, she loves it. Anyway......just get me to July, when I'm upgrade elligable, so I can get the new iPhone HD/4G for $199 . Oh I can't wait, this old 3G is killin' me(not really but I say it)
    05-10-2010 05:00 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    No issues here with ATT keeping the contract a little longer. A Verizon iPhone exists for sure somewhere in the boiler room for testing, but I won't believe it until it's announced or Jizzmodo steals one and puts it on the internet.
    05-10-2010 05:28 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I don't believe it at all. AT&T gets so much bad press, I really doubt they are clutching the exclusivity so dearly now. Although they may want to hold on to it until their network is good, so that people won't have a good reason to actually leave AT&T in most areas.

    Baha! Jizzmodo? Sounds like a gay nerd dating site
    05-10-2010 05:46 PM
  5. iquinn's Avatar
    So this is kinda interesting, it seems the original deal was for 5 years Confirmed: Apple and AT&T signed five-year iPhone exclusivity deal -- but is it still valid? -- Engadget but there may be some question as to if it is still valid.
    05-10-2010 06:16 PM
  6. lungho's Avatar
    Well Verizon has done enough to soil Apple's phone, with their "In a world that can't" commercials. And if Jobs gets that upset at Ellen Degeneres' fake iPhone commercial, what kind of grudge is he holding over Verizon's head? Hmmmm.....I wonder.
    05-10-2010 06:24 PM
  7. iquinn's Avatar
    Well Verizon has done enough to soil Apple's phone, with their "In a world that can't" commercials. And if Jobs gets that upset at Ellen Degeneres' fake iPhone commercial, what kind of grudge is he holding over Verizon's head? Hmmmm.....I wonder.
    A very good point, it's not like Jobs has ever held a grudge for years or anything. LOL
    05-10-2010 06:27 PM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Well Verizon has done enough to soil Apple's phone, with their "In a world that can't" commercials. And if Jobs gets that upset at Ellen Degeneres' fake iPhone commercial, what kind of grudge is he holding over Verizon's head? Hmmmm.....I wonder.
    True, not to mention Apple went to Verizon FIRST with the iPhone and their foolishly turned Apple down.
    05-10-2010 06:54 PM
  9. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I am happy with my AT&T contract. Not sure it matters to me if iPhone ever ends up on verizon.
    05-11-2010 02:25 AM
  10. mth785's Avatar
    I don't expect to see the iPhone on Verizon until they switch to LTE.
    05-11-2010 08:14 AM
  11. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I don't expect to see the iPhone on Verizon until they switch to LTE.
    I agree, LTE is the ticket IMO.
    05-12-2010 03:06 AM
  12. MobileMania's Avatar
    Does AT&T have iPhone exclusivity until 2010?
    05-12-2010 03:54 AM
  13. applejosh's Avatar
    Does AT&T have iPhone exclusivity until 2010?
    Based on reports of court documents filed 2 years ago (or something to that effect), AT&T is to be the exclusive US partner until 2012. I agree with the others that the most likely scenario is an iPhone when LTE is available and widespread. Of course, there are probably some sort of performance clauses in the original contract, and only Apple/AT&T know the current state of any contracts. And they're not openly sharing any info.
    05-12-2010 08:48 AM
  14. RKMichael's Avatar
    I want to see the iPhone 4G but HTC makes decent phones with HUGE screens. I expect the new iPhone to be something we haven't seen yet and that will hopefully be pretty epic!! VZW is trying to keep up, it's just a shame because I think that VZW has more reliable service without the iPhone and att has the iphone with a sub par network. It's all give and take.
    05-12-2010 10:57 AM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    RKMichael, huge screens are only good for nerds. Apple markets to consumers, who don't want to get a cramp from holding their phone.
    05-12-2010 01:07 PM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I don't think that huge screens are just for nerds I think people all just have different needs and tastes those who love the iPhone will always rock what apple puts out those who are google fan boys will always support google everyone has there preference but I would like to see apple put out a CDMA version some time soon
    Right but we underestimate how HUGE the Evo 4G actually is. When you see it next to an iPhone, you'll know what I'm talking about. It's enormous! Most consumers do not want a gigantic phone. They want something pocketable. The Evo is like a mini tablet or MID..
    05-13-2010 07:11 PM
  17. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Until Verizon can do voice and data, this will go against too many of Apples commercials... It wont happen, Apple doesn't take a step back...
    05-14-2010 04:59 AM
  18. ptb127's Avatar
    I only have EDGE here where I live but have Verizon's 3G here so would definitely welcome an iPhone on Verizon!
    05-16-2010 05:15 PM
  19. bergman's Avatar
    and other reports of Verizon ordering 10M CDMA iPhones so only time will tell.
    05-17-2010 06:30 PM
  20. alexhasfun28's Avatar
    Apple and AT&T have been working together for years, and are happy with eachother. I don't believe they went to Verizon first. I believe they went to at&t, and at&t wouldn't hurry up with their decision, and so they took a shot at Verizon, they rejected. Apple then went back to at&t to see what their decision was at the end, and at&t approved. And from there it left off.. Happy companies/couples.(I Read this in an interesting article.) So I doubt they'd be dropping at&t soon, not unless Verizon rolls out their LTE within the next year. If not, Apple is just better off with Sprint.
    05-17-2010 07:34 PM
  21. iquinn's Avatar
    and other reports of Verizon ordering 10M CDMA iPhones so only time will tell.
    That is not what the report said at all. It said that 10m CDMA iPhones had been ordered by Apple not VZW. And most people think that those are for the China market which would make sense. Plus 10m is way more the VZW would order to start off with anyway.
    05-17-2010 10:03 PM
  22. iamtone's Avatar
    Word is Verizon let go most of its contracted tech support in the stores this week because Apple does its on tech support on iPhone ...
    05-18-2010 03:21 PM
  23. Bluesoftail's Avatar
    VZW likes to "lock" their phones up so users can't do anything with them (ie add your own ringtones etc..) without serious hacking and I don't think Steve would let them do that to the Iphone and I doubt VZW would give up that control so I don't see it anytime soon. No biggie.
    05-18-2010 11:00 PM
  24. Jellotime91's Avatar
    VZW likes to "lock" their phones up so users can't do anything with them (ie add your own ringtones etc..) without serious hacking and I don't think Steve would let them do that to the Iphone and I doubt VZW would give up that control so I don't see it anytime soon. No biggie.
    Clearly you haven't paid attention to Verizon's recent devices. They haven't done anything like that on their Android devices, the Palm Pre, Blackberry, etc.
    05-18-2010 11:16 PM
  25. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    I actually can't wait till the iPhone goes to VZW (if it does). This will free up the AT&T network for me and many many others. I don't get good signal at home but no cell provider where I currently live does really. VZW gets the best around my house but I am anti-VZW after ditching them a year ago. As soon as I leave the base I live on I get full 3G so I am more than happy with AT&T and will stick with them over VZW anyday of the week.
    05-19-2010 04:59 AM
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