Hot Apple Rumor: AT&T to Lose Its iPhone Exclusive This Week


AT&T (T) will lose its U.S. exclusive distribution rights for the Apple (AAPL) iPhone on Wednesday, according to a report published at tech blog Hot Hardware, which claims to have an inside source. That's the same day that Apple is holding a special press event at which it is expected to launch its new tablet computer. By contract, AT&T has an exclusive relationship with Apple until later this year, but that wouldn't prevent Apple from revealing its plans for the iPhone when that exclusive is over.