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AT&T locking up iPhone sales before 2011

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AT&T locking up iPhone sales before 2011
A Hudson Square Research analyst determined that Apple will likely sell 4.5 million iPhones before the end of Q3. This estimate is up 41% from the original estimate, as AT&T's new contracts and upgrades remain strong.

These increased expectations from analyst Todd Rethemeier include 750,000 new customer contracts, up from previously estimated 600,000. In Q2 alone, AT&T activated 3.2 million iPhones and signed 496,000 new contracts.

"Demand for the iPhone seems to still be strong...Many stores have been out of stock recently, and ordering on the Internet has a 1 to 3 week wait time," said Rethemeier.

Despite AT&T's mixed reputation for dropped calls, and their recent Antennagate struggles, AT&T is still raking in the new contracts, and upgrading existing customers to the iPhone. This is despite the fact that many wireless customers are either adopting Android or holding out to see where the CDMA iPhone falls.

While there have been rumors about an iPhone on Verizon as soon as January, there has been no official word. Take this with a grain of salt, but perhaps Apple and Verizon aren't allowed to breathe any word of the Verizon iPhone until AT&T's exclusivity is officially over. If that's true, then AT&T should milk their iPhone goldmine while they can.

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source: Bloomberg News via Sprint Connection

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


Don't forget about the rumored aws version

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 06:00

2. VZWEMPLOYEE (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jun 2009)


Can we please stop asking empoyees when this phone is coming we dont know and dont want to hear it

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 07:30

3. Caligula (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Jun 2010)


I want to know an hear it and you will sell it to me soon

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 12:51

5. iheartblueberry (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


No kidding! Im so sick and tired of people asking about that. If you are a sheep and want an iPhone so bad just go to ATT. Please!!!!

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 14:21

6. Caligula (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Jun 2010)


O, you're jealous too or you really do not like the iphone? If my droid2 would have more alphabets I would not need an iphone.

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 18:08

7. You Gay (unregistered)


You, sir, are a dork.

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 09:19

4. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Still not believing it until Steve Jobs annouces it, believe nothing you hear, believe half of what you read, and believe everything you see.

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 10:05

8. the truth (unregistered)


this will be an interesting turn because verizon employees and possibly others hate hearing about the iphone and when it will be coming to their network, also saying that i wonder how their sales would shift from being all android. Will apple become a major powerhouse again in the smart phone world? to me i think that will be the case. there are so many things comparing to the iphone like "whats the best altarnative for an iphone," or the infamous line of being an "iphone killer." but yeah we can go on and on ...and on about this debate, but that is just my opinion.

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