RUMOR: iPhone may be headed for T-Mobile and not Verizon

Posted on November 30, 2009 by

Scott Moritz at TheStreet.com has some speculation about the iPhone’s future.

From the article:
“Apple’s path to U.S. smartphone dominance may take an abrupt detour as the iPhone’s next destination may be Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile and not Verizon,” Scott Moritz reports for TheStreet.com. “AT&T will lose its exclusive agreement to sell the iPhone sometime next year and Verizon has been the leading candidate to take on the popular Apple phone next, but Thomas Weisel analyst Doug Reid disputes that assumption,” Moritz reports.

“Verizon originally rejected Apple’s exclusivity offer three years ago over control issues. And instead of trying to mend its relations with Apple, Verizon has spent the past year forging a rival partnership with Google to counter the iPhone offensive.”

“But while Verizon has publicly said it remains interested in a deal with Apple, Reid suspects it won’t involve the current generation of iPhones,” Moritz reports. “What’s more likely, Reid says, is that Verizon makes a deal to sell other Apple devices like the elusive Apple Tablet and the next version of the iPhone running on long term evolution or LTE, a fourth generation wireless technology.”

Read the entire article here.

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