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[Rumor] Apple To End AT&T iPhone Exclusivity On 27th January

AT&T is currently the only mobile phone carrier that offers the iPhone. According to HotHardware, there are rumors that AT&T may be losing it's iPhone exclusivity as early as Wednesday at Apple's media event. However no one is sure about which US carrier or carriers are going to carry iPhone after AT&T.

According to an inside source close to the going-ons involved in all of this, a new tablet of some sort may not be the only thing on deck for next Wednesday though. We have been led to believe by an inside source that AT&T will lose their iPhone exclusivity on the same day, though it's not yet clear what other carrier (or carriers) will be stepping in to also carry the phone. (via HotHardware)

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Already, there has been alot of talks between Apple and Verison on the CDMA version of upcoming iPhone 4G for Verizon Wireless. Sources have also claimed that the deal could be on if Apple and Verizon sort out their current issues over the cost of the said phone. Rumor also has it that the Tablet device from Apple is headed to Verizon, in which case it would make perfect sense for both Verizon and Apple to offer iPhone and Tablet from the same carrier.

If the iPhone’s exclusivity with AT&T ends this Wednesday, it will not be good news for AT&T considering the fact that most users switched to AT&T just because they wanted the iPhone despite the poor network coverage and customer support. iPhone availability on a carrier like Verizon is going to cause users to hold off from buying AT&T iPhone’s until they see what kinds of packages Verizon or other carrier offer if the iPhone’s exclusivity with AT&T ends this Wednesday.

Apple will be going to unveil Apple Tablet and iPhone OS 4.0 on the upcoming media event scheduled to be held at 10 AM PST on January 27th, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. However the next-gen iPhone 4G will be unveiled at WWDC 2010 in summer of this year.

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