– AT&T’s (NYSE: T) exclusive carrier deal with Apple (NASD: AAPL) for the iPhone has been extended
by six months, due to the contract-free data plan offered for the iPad,
Business Insider reported, citing Broadpoint AmTech analyst Brian Marshall.
AT&T’s exclusive on the iPhone was due to expire this summer, it will now
extend until 2011.
The carrier is not making consumers sign up for a contract
for 3G network access on the iPad, which Marshall
correlated to the extra period of iPhone exclusivity granted to AT&T.