Arghh. I hope it’s not true, but blogs are reporting that Apple originally agreed to iphone exclusivity with AT&T until 2012. AppleInsider Article. Please, tell me it’s not true. I can’t imagine what Apple must have been thinking to agree to a 5 year exclusive deal with AT&T. Did they not know of AT&T poor network, poor reception, and dropped calls? Argghh. I’m on AT&T solely because of the iPhone, and I’m waiting, waiting, waiting for Verizon to get the iPhone. I can’t get decent reception at my house. I bought a $200 gadget that is supposed to boost cell reception inside, but it doesn’t work.
Let me continue my ranting. 5 years!!! 1 year would have been ok. 2 years maybe. But 5 years! With such a poor network. Arghh.
Another Article points to the pent up demand for the iPhone among Verizon customers. People are waiting, waiting, waiting. But can they really wait for 2 more years?
So, this all leads me to the hope. The hope that maybe Apple renegotiated the 5 year exclusive deal with AT&T, and somehow miraculously it all ends this summer and Verizon gets the new iPhone HD. Maybe Verizon will allow tethering on the iPhone as well. I really hope that Steve Jobs announced a Verizon date at WWDC, July 7th.