Inside Apple and AT&T's 'loveless' marriage

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) have faced their ups and downs since the carrier became the exclusive provider for the iPhone in 2007. Indeed, the two companies currently face lawsuits over the iPhone 4's antenna issues as well as their iPhone exclusivity arrangment. And according to a new article in Wired, the tribulations haven't brought the companies closer together; the magazine likens the partnership to a "loveless celebrity marriage." According to the article, Apple CEO Steve Jobs discussed dropping AT&T as a partner at least half a dozen times, while AT&T found little support from Apple in dealing with iPhone users' data demands. Article

Suggested Articles

MWC may be on an enforced hiatus this year but there's no shortage of device announcements that still need to go ahead as 5G momentum gathers pace.

Cisco on Tuesday touted the benefits of cloud-native software as part of its successful proof of concept for a 5G standalone (SA) network with KDDI.

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and O-RAN Alliance announced a liaison agreement that ensures alignment in the area of open RAN solutions.