Could This Happen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SocomDude23, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. SocomDude23 macrumors newbie

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    Say apple released a new iphone say called the iphone pro could it bypass the agreement with at&t because its technically not a iphone?
     
  2. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    How is it not technically an iPhone if it has iPhone in the name.
     
  3. SocomDude23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    because its a new phone like if virgin had the lg rumour on the there thing so noone else can get it its diffrent when the rumour 2 comes out
     
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  5. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow... That was a silly question. Dude, the iPhone is staying with AT&T.
     
  6. mikeinternet macrumors 6502a

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    As long as Apple makes it and it uses a mobile network that network will be AT&T's.
     
  7. jason72780 macrumors regular

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    I'm sure AT&Ts lawyers wouldve had something preventing something like that. The only way I can see that getting by is if they have Ted from Scrubs as their only lawyer.
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Guys, you've missed the easiest example of disproving this nonsense.

    If that was the case AT&T would've lost exclusitivity when it was changed from 'iPhone' to 'iPhone 3G' :rolleyes:
     
  9. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure that the agreement includes any mobile cellular device made by Apple regardless of name.
     
  10. jason72780 macrumors regular

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    except a new contract was made then ending apple getting a cut of each subscribers bill and allowing a subsidy
     
  11. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I'm sure there are provisions in the very detailed, very complex Apple/AT&T exclusivity contract describing what Apple can and cannot release. Saying that any iPhone would automatically go to AT&T is like saying whatever RIM puts out will automatically go to Verizon since they have exclusive rights to the Blackberry Storm.

    The truth is, we have no idea what the Apple/AT&T contract explicitly states. If Apple were to come out with 3 iPhone models in June, who's to say they will all go on AT&T? If the exclusivity contract (which is probably over 200 pages long) says so, then they will.

    And to say that it would automatically go to AT&T because it has "iPhone" in the name or since both the orginal and the "3G" went to AT&T, is a bit simplistic. Now, if the contract says AT&T will have exclusive rights to "any and all phone devices Apple produces until 12/31/10" then we have our answer. Maybe someone here can write to Tim Cook, Steve Jobs, or Randall Stephenson and ask them for a copy of the exclusivity contract.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  13. nicheco macrumors member

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    i can't believe we've answered THIS question over 10 times now.
     
  14. Benguitar Guest

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    No.

    FAIL.


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