Engadget has found a 2008 court document that confirms that Apple and AT&T originally planned to work together through 2012. You can find the court order here. Here is the pertinent excerpt: The Agreement, which lasts until 2012, provides that iPhone purchasers who want voice and data services must sign a two-year service contract with […]
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Apple Originally Planned to Stick with AT&T Through 2012

Engadget has found a 2008 court document that confirms that Apple and AT&T originally planned to work together through 2012. You can find the court order here.
Here is the pertinent excerpt:

The Agreement, which lasts until 2012, provides that iPhone purchasers who want voice and data services must sign a two-year service contract with ATTM. (Complaint P30.) Although the Agreement itself is not public, some of its provisions have been revealed in the press.

So far, it is unclear as to wether the same contract is still in place and Apple will keep AT&T until 2012, or as The Wall Street Journal pointed out last year, AT&T exclusivity is due to expire this year. Contracts revisions may have occurred between then and now, and Apple could dump AT&T or stick with them for some time.

My money says Apple sticks with AT&T for awhile.

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