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AT&T hints at end to exclusive iPhone deal

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega has hinted that the operator’s exclusive deal to offer the iPhone in the US could soon be coming to an end – but was upbeat that the firm’s smartphone portfolio would continue to prosper.

AT&T earnings lifted by iPhone sales

US operator AT&T reported better-than-expected third-quarter profit today thanks to a strong showing in its mobile division, which was boosted by sales of Apple’s iPhone.

YouTube mobile uploads up 400% on iPhone 3GS launch

Video sharing site YouTube reports that in the six days since the iPhone 3GS was released, its number of mobile uploads has increased by 400 percent, notes the Washington Post.

iPhone 3GS owners complain of overheating

Information Week reports that users are complaining that the iPhone 3GS runs too hot, and that application icons on all iPhone models running the new iPhone 3.0 software sometimes disappear.

AT&T profit falls 15% but iPhone shines

US giant AT&T reported a 15 percent decline in second-quarter profit yesterday as continuing declines in fixed-line voice masked gains at its mobile division.

Apple shares peak as profits rise 47%

Apple’s stock soared to an all-time high last night as the company reported its most profitable quarter ever. Its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter – ending September 26, 2009 – saw Apple post revenue of US$9.87 billion (a 25 percent year-on-year increase) and net profit of US$1.67 billion (a huge 47 percent yearly increase). It sold 7.4 million iPhones in the quarter, representing seven percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter.

South Korea gives green light to Apple’s iPhone

The South Korean telecoms regulator today gave approval for Apple’s iPhone to be sold in the country in a move that could shake-up a local handset market dominated by domestic vendors such as Samsung and LG.

Report: All UK ops to offer iPhone

The Telegraph reports that Apple’s iPhone will soon be available from all five UK operators after T-Mobile and 3 have discovered a loophole that sees both companies only offering the phone to its most high-value customers.

Vodafone joins UK iPhone party

Just a day after rival Orange announced it is to break O2 UK’s exclusive hold over the iPhone, Vodafone has said it plans to sell the iconic device in the UK and Ireland “in early 2010.”

Orange UK to launch iPhone, ends O2 exclusive

France Telecom-owned Orange UK is to begin selling Apple’s iPhone later this year, bringing an end to rival O2 UK’s exclusive hold over the iconic handset.