New CDMA Device Could End AT&T's Domestic Grip On IPhone
The move could open up a significant new market for Apple. In 2009, iPhone sales globally rose 83% to 25.1 million, far outpacing the 20% to 25% growth in smart phones sales overall, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. data. Apple is also said to be planning a new version of its current iPhone for release this summer.
As is usual, Apple has nothing to say about the reports. An AT&T spokesman cites long-time errant speculation about CDMA iPhones and adds, "we haven't seen one yet and only Apple knows when that might occur."