Apple to extend iPhone exclusivity with AT&T?This article contains unofficial information.
The unanswered question is whether or not AT&T actually benefits from the deal with Apple. Most iPhone users say that their number one problem with the device is the carrier. Jagdish Rebello, iSuppli's director and principal analyst, says that the AT&T network is getting overloaded by data traffic from iPhone users using the internet and apps. But the real problem according to Rebello is that the nation's second largest carrier has not been able to turn all of this traffic into revenue. Instead, the carrier is going to throw $17 billion dollars at its network next year in order to improve the service.
The report says that while AT&T could indeed extend its exclusivity with Apple for the current iPhone model, Verizon could step in to offer a tablet device, or even a new version of the iPhone.
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