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iPhone on other U.S. carriers within the next year?

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iPhone on other U.S. carriers within the next year?
Piper Jaffray's sr. research analyst, Gene Munster, is making some bold predictions about Apple. After all, the company is not only a main street darling, but is well loved on Wall Street as well. Amongst 14 "unanswered questions" relating to the Cupertino firm is the remaining life of its exclusivity deal with AT&T over the iconic touchscreen device. What the Wall Street stock picker found was that the iPhone has a dramatically higher market share in France where they have a multi-carrier arrangement, than in the rest of the world. In the land of berets and the Eiffel Tower, Apple has a commanding 40% share while on the rest of the planet it is about 15%. Munster says that this is the result of having to sell more units to keep two pipelines full vs. only one pipeline that needs tending to with the exclusivity model. That's a valid argument. But there are others who simply feel that Apple is just going to jump ship to Verizon.
 
Verizon's President, Denny Strigle, has been making nice to the iPhone verbally while his firm strives to get its 4G network functional by early 2010. AT&T, where the iPhone currently hangs its shingle, has been in talks with Apple to extend the exclusivity period through 2011. While many U.S. cellphone users love the iPhone, a recent poll showed that the one complaint owners of the phone have is with the AT&T network.

source: AppleInsider

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Quemical (Posts: 162; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)


This is what we call a foregone conclusion, "more iphones are sold when there are more places to buy them", ya dont say!! Pointless dribble, how about a modicum of repect for your supposed profession sirs?

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 13:36

2. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


This needs to hurry up and happen, so at&t can get an adroid phone- something Hero-esque

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 15:14

16. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


there going to get the htc landcaster or something, hero, dont think so, because they dont deserve it.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 18:57

28. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


actually they just had an article not long ago about how at t rejected the lancaster or some other android device. and i think that they should put this on t-mo bcuz at t is similar in bandwith

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 18:59

29. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


no, i thought the article said about a motorolla phone or something.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 13:42

3. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I don't think that it would be fair for AT&T to be able to extend their exclusivity deal with Apple for the iPhone, while they HOG Verizon's BB Storm 2 as well. If Apple does decide to extend the deal. I mean, I could care less if iPhone came to Verizon or not, I am just arguing that it's not fair that AT&T gets their cake and eat someone else's as well. VZW BB Storm 2 and Sprint Palm Pre FTW! :]

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 14:54

10. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


i know, verizon was stuck with a buggy phone at first and now, a new one comes out, and att wants a piece of that glory. if apple says yes to this contract thing, we probably wont see it on verizons network ever...

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 16:51

22. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I'm sorry if you guys are all in favor of this crap that exclusivity deal are not "fair", but what it comes down to is business. These are companies that are in to make money from products and services they sell. There is nothing wrong for a company to have exclusive rights with another one because they paid for it. It is like saying you want to only fly on Boeing planes, but your favorite airline doesn't use Boeing jets. Then, you get mad because your favorite airline doesn't use Boeing, so you start blaming other airlines for their greed and hogging all the Boeing Jets in the world. Then you think you are "forced" to use a different airline just to fly on a Boeing. Companies make contract deals. It is as simnple as that. Stop being so butt-hurt over exclusive rights. Most companies have exclusivities.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 19:09

30. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


so i guess its a matter of survival. everyone for theselves, if a company wants a iphone, no, make the agreement longer. the other company is getting a new phone. sell it for yourself. att will take it all out until the end

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 14:22

4. denmcdon (Posts: 90; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


Who cares..... more happening in the cellphone world thats more interesting than the iphone coming to more carriers.WTF:(

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 14:29

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


If yall don't know AT&T taking over the world! Nothing fair when those three letters are put 2gether and them hoging the blackberry storm 2 was a very bold move of them

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 15:18

18. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


greedy also... att is really greedy, iphone is basiclly the phone keeping them in buisness, without it, they fail. because of that, they want to keep their best phone as long as they can, and get some of the best phones from verizon so they can get more buisness. yet when verizon want to get the iphone, "Lets EXTEND THIS CONTRACT APPLE" basiclly like that

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 14:31

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


On top of that Money talks i'm sure apple would stay with AT&T for the right price.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 23:03

42. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


That "right price" would have to astronomical in order for Apple to make up what they could potentially gain by opening their phone(s) up to other companies. I agree with the dude in the article. Mark my words, by this time next year, other cell companies here in the states will have the iPhone or something like it.

posted on 02 Sep 2009, 21:03

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


yeah they will have something like it.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 14:32

7. asears08 (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)


Just release the thing on all carriers and get it over with. It being on ATT is what stopped me from getting one. Make it available on sprint and Im all over it.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 15:21

19. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


rather get a palm pre dude, if you have the money, ipod touch 2nd gen/3rd (maybe coming out later) and a palm pre. because thats basically a iphone.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 17:09

25. realism121 (Posts: 67; Member since: 16 Aug 2008)


yeah, but why have 2 devices...i'm TOTALLY with asears08...if the iphone was on sprint i would buy it full price if i had to. i'm pretty certain the iphone will never be on sprint though...

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 18:18

27. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


well, if you have 2 great devices on hand, you can show them both off?

posted on 02 Sep 2009, 03:03

46. asears08 (Posts: 24; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)


I agree, it will never happen, but I can dream. And to iberrystorm, I just went with the BB Tour over a pre. I really like the software but the current hardware doesnt do much for me, particularly the keyboard. And having somewhat large hands, it just wasnt comfortable hold being so small.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 14:34

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


I wanna see that survey about the reason why they complain about the iphone is only b/c of AT&T network..that is bogus if any body would be complaining about AT&T it's there prices on features,rate plan, and anything that has to do with a $ sign. (coming from a former att employee)

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 14:50

9. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


or maybe how the consumer buys a iphone but cant do sms, or other stuff like that. or maybe how they keep dropped calls using at&ts service. also the rest of the stuff you said.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 15:00

13. Mayday3420 (Posts: 61; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


yea, that's cause you work for att, of course they'll complain about that when they already have the device. Most people, however, don't have att but they don't want to switch. So most people's complaints is that it is only on att, hence the statement.

posted on 02 Sep 2009, 21:05

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


hey don't we all wish that certain video games come to certain video game consoles it just don't work like that sometimes lol.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 14:55

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


(iberrystorm)Why is that everybody service sucks b/c of drop calls hasn't any body figured this stuff out yet. i'll telling you there gonna be one phone company at the end to resolve all this and we all know who that will be unfortunately :(

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 15:11

14. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


drop calls is very common on the iphone, even though i dont own one, people in the net says that also. taking a guess at the last statement you said, verizon when it gets the iphone? since i dont get what your talking about, might as well take a guess... me and grammer dont go so well...

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 16:54

23. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


And spelling, huh? "Grammer"... Grammar...

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 19:10

31. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


this isnt school, this sites about phones...

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 19:12

32. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


true, true

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 19:12

33. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


because i dont know how to spell grammar dont do anything

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