AT&T In Talks To Extend iPhone Deal

attAT&T is currently in talks with Apple to extend its exclusive US agreement to sell the iPhone from 2010 to 2011, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said that he plans to shift the company’s focus away from the US landline phone business into wireless. Apple’s iphone-logoiPhone has sold 17 million units worldwide since it was launched in June of 2007. Apple has a number of relationships with other wireless carriers who service the iPhone in 80 countries. Those carriers include 02 in the United Kingdom, Softbank in Japan, Orange in France and T-Mobile in Germany. on, was too high, the Journal said, quoting people familiar with the discussions.

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