“Now that Apple and AT&T have squeaked out of [their revenue sharing] deal, what’s holding the two companies together? Certainly some would say that it’s that oft-mentioned exclusivity agreement the companies signed, but I don’t know of one person who actually read the thing and no one really knows if Apple can get out or not,” Don Reisinger writes for CNET.
“But if I had to take a guess, step one in getting out of its contract with AT&T revolved around the revenue sharing deal. And before you know it, Steve Jobs’ latest blockbuster may be on other carriers,” Reisinger writes.
“It may be hard to believe right now, but rest assured that the chances of AT&T and Apple no longer working with each other are greater than you might think,” Reisinger writes.
“AT&T is trying to put its own spin on the demise of the revenue sharing deal, but it knows all too well that it was the only thing keeping Apple on its side. Now that it’s gone and Apple will enjoy the same benefit from selling the iPhone regardless of the service its connected to, the companies’ tie is as flimsy as it has ever been,” Reisinger writes.And it’s for that reason that Apple, smelling greener pastures and more customers, will find a way to sneak its way out of the exclusivity agreement and bring the iPhone to every major US carrier.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacVicta” for the heads up.]