Report: iPhone AT&T-Exclusive Through 2010
As part of its deal to partially subsidize the iPhone 3G, AT&T has been given an extra year of exclusivity on the popular device in the U.S., USA Today reported last week, citing “people familiar with the matter.”
When the original iPhone was launched last year, AT&T was given exclusive rights through 2009; the deal has reportedly now been extended through 2010. AT&T’s chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson, declined to comment to the newspaper.
When the new iPhone was introduced, AT&T and Apple reached a deal in which the carrier would pay the manufacturer $300 per device -according to analysts- so that the retail cost would remain low.