Okay, pure speculation here - It's been widely reported that Jobs has sparred with ATT a few times over the last 3-4 years. It has even been reported that he wanted to leave ATT as many as six times. Now with the VZ iPhone knocking on the door, what is stopping Apple for dropping ATT? The 10-12 million iPhone users, right?? Well, Apple has been known to drop whatever they deem unnecessary and move forward with or without those effected. For instance, the floppy disk - back in 1998 (if I remember correctly), Apple didn't include it in it's iMac. How many people were affected by that? How many people had macs prior to 1998 that were left with the choice of upgrading - and transferring the data from the floppies to CDs or sticking with their old Mac Quadras/Performas? Apple also had a major change with the PowerPC/Intel move. Now, the PowerPCs were still supported for a year or two after the move to Intel was complete, but still, it is just another sign that Apple isn't afraid to make a bold move. To a lesser extent, Apple sorta did the same thing (as the floppy) with the MacBook Air. Sure you can buy a separate external CD drive, but I think it would be foolish to think that Jobs/Apple aren't trying to get people away from optical type storage. The move to drop ATT might anger some - but it would also drive some to move to Verizon - certainly more then the number that would migrate over simply for the "verizon" iPhone. That correlates to more sales - which Apple is primarily concerned about. Just a thought.