Could the iPhone’s exclusive AT&T deal be drawing to a close? A Bloomberg article is claiming the iPhone will be available through Verizon come January, but it’s not the first time such a rumor has circulated. Verizon and AT&T reps declined to comment, and an Apple rep did not respond to EW’s request for a comment.
This story comes on the heels of Apple and AT&T already selling 1.7 million of the newest iPhones, which is an awful lot. Were iPhones to make the leap, it’s not as simple as Apple just selling its phones at the Verizon store: iPhones are GSM phones (the kind that use a SIM card), and Verizon is a CDMA carrier. (But how are they raising the kids? [Rimshot.])
Will the iPhone be AT&T-only forever? No. But is January really V-day? We’ll see. Would a carrier switch be a deciding factor for you, PopWatchers? Or is your tech-lust totally device-driven?