Brian says he was “floored” when Verizon didn’t get the iPad, as many sources told him it would happen. In an interview with ComputerWorld, he says “AT&T had to do something dramatic to get the iPad.”
That “something dramatic” is the 3G pricing. iPad owners don’t have to sign up for contracts, and they get data plans for cheap.
For that, AT&T gets to keep the iPhone until 2011. AT&T’s iPhone exclusivity was expected to end this summer. Verizon will not get the iPhone until Q1 2011, Brian says.
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