Tech Crunch speculates that with rumors of AT&T's exclusivity coming to an end, Apple's deal to make AT&T the initial exclusive partner on the iPad may be a going away gift:
But another way to think about this is that AT&T still has some time to get it's at together in regard to providing good service to iPhone customers. Like not lying to them about tethering, being honest about cell tower problems and not having flacks blame the hardware, not double billing for text messages, and not working night and day to force tiered pricing down customers throats. Will AT&T change it's colors? Probably not until it has no choice.