“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.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]