Thursday, July 27, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Kaspersky Lab Launches Free Antivirus Software
Nintendo's Earnings Boosted by Switch Console Sales
GPUs and Ryzen Processors Help AMD's Financial Figures
Razer Tiamat Flagship Headsets Released
Adobe Pulls Plug on Flash Player
Burn-in Warranty for Samsung QLED TV Screens Extended to 10 Years
New USB 3.2 Update Doubling Bandwidth to Extend USB Type-C Cable Performance
New Motorola Z2 Force Edition Comes With 360-degree Camera Mod
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > 27% of ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, January 31, 2008
27% of iPhones Are Unlocked


Not Great News for Apple or AT&T

In theory, everyone in the U.S. who has an iPhone is an AT&T customer, as this telecom has an exclusive contract with Apple. In reality, more than one-quarter of iPhones have been unlocked so that they can be used with other telecoms.

This figure comes from Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi, who says that approximately 1 million of the smartphones sold by Apple in the U.S. last year were bought by people who haven't signed up for an AT&T plan.

Exactly how this compares with the numbers of other smartphones that get unlocked is not known, but iPhones are almost certainly being unlocked at a far higher rate than is common.

Bad news for the Two Main Players

It's obvious that this is bad news for AT&T, but it would be easy to think that Apple wouldn't care about this -- a sale is a sale, after all. However, Apple receives a percentage of the monthly fee iPhone users pay AT&T, which naturally doesn't happen when the device is being used with T-Mobile or another telecom.

Whether Apple and AT&T will take steps to make it even harder for users to unlock the iPhone is not yet known. This smartphone is already one of the hardest models to unlock.


Previous
Next
Garmin gets official with its nuvifone        All News        CyberLink Patent Included in HD DVD Patent Portfolio
Garmin gets official with its nuvifone     Mobiles News      Windows Mobile Users Can Now Use Gmail with IMAP

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel, Microsoft and Amazon Side with Apple in Qualcomm's iPhone Ban Dispute
Apple Turns to LG Chem for iPhone 9 Batteries
iPhone Manufacturers Accuse Qualcomm of Antitrust Violations
Apple to Store Data China to Comply With New Chinese Law
Qualcomm Seeks to Block iPhone Imports
Apple Says Imagination Knew Their Graphics Chip Deal Was Ending
Apple Alleges Qualcomm Chip Licenses are Invalid
Apple Hires TV executives From Sony Pictures
Apple Confirms Focus on an Autonomous Car System
New iPhones Could Lack on Gigabit Data Connectivity
New 21.5-inch iMac Has User-upgradable RAM, Modular CPU
Apple to Install its iPhone Screen Repair machines to Third-party Repair Centers

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .