It’s not hard to see how AT&T has benefited from being the exclusive carrier for the iPhone. Last quarter they gained 1.6 million new wireless subscribers and saw profits rise by 26%. It’s therefore, understandable, that the majority of the new subscribers purchased iPhones.
AT&T recently filed their quarterly SEC report and it’s a bit of a surprise that they’re claiming they do not expect “to have a material negative impact” from the loss of any of it’s exclusive agreements (*ahem* iPhone).
The AT&T SEC report is quite lengthy so spare yourself the time it will take to read the report (unless you’re into that kind of stuff) and check out the breakdown of several key points from Ben Parr’s article at Mashable.