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iPhone 4G and 5G: No Verizon iPhone Release until 2012

Following on from our report last week which informed you about the rumors that AT&T had extended their exclusive agreement with Apple for the iPhone, we can now tell you that AT&T actually signed a 5-year deal with Apple way back in 2007.

This means of course that the iPhone 4G, and future versions of the handset will remain exclusive on AT&T’s network until 2012 at the latest. This also confirms that talk of a Verizon iPhone landing this Summer via Verizon employees – were merely rumors at best.

A report over at Engadget explains how the news of AT&T’s deal with Apple were confirmed, due to numerous court documents filed by Apple in California in 2007. A quote from Apple within the documents contains the following information:

“AT&T has exclusive U.S. distribution rights for five years-an eternity in the go-go cellphone world.”

Is this the clearest indiction yet, that a Verizon iPhone is just a myth and nothing else? Let us know your thoughts on this. More information on the court documents can be seen over at Engadget.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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