Rumor: Apple iPhone To Be Cingular-Exclusive At Launch

Rumors are rife that “Apple and Cingular have signed an agreement that will make the US’ largest cell phone provider the exclusive carrier of Apple’s forthcoming phone”, according to anonymous sources. The article goes on to say that the “iPhone remains on track for an early 2007 release” and “Apple’s phone will feature a candy-bar design with a 2.2-inch display and 3 megapixel camera. Robust iTunes and iSync support will also be delivered with the phone”, although I’m pretty sure that’s never been confirmed by Apple. Apparently exclusive deals with carriers in other markets are also in the works.
“Insiders say Apple is internally estimating that shipments of the iPhone will top a staggering 25 million in 2007 alone” and that it “will be a strong draw for users who currently carry both devices on them”. So it sounds like it’s going after current iPod users…

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