The iPhone has likely become a love/hate relationship with its carriers: On one hand, profits are surging like never before. But the huge data demands for the device are taxing the 3G infrastructure and exposing weaknesses in their systems. Who’s going to pay for those upgrades?
Given the recent support that Apple gave to AT&T as well as choosing the company to be the data carrier for the upcoming iPad, another financial firm has jumped on the bandwagon, thinking that Apple will stick with AT&T for the iPhone through at least the rest of the year.
While it's been oft talked about that AT&T will lose it's exclusivity contract to carry the iPhone this year, one analyst group doesn't think there'll be a "map for that" until at least 2011. Cue the *collective groans* now.