Apple Chooses Cingular as Exclusive US Carrier for Its Revolutionary iPhone

Jan 09, 2007, 00:00 ET from Apple Computer, Inc.

    MACWORLD SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) and
 Cingular announced that Cingular, the largest wireless carrier in the US,
 will be Apple's exclusive US carrier partner for Apple's revolutionary
 iPhone unveiled today. As part of this multi-year partnership, Apple and
 Cingular are working together to provide innovative new features to mobile
 phone users, such as iPhone's pioneering and unique Visual Voicemail, a
 first on any mobile phone in the world.
     "Apple chose Cingular because they are the best and most popular
 carrier in the US," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We are thrilled to be
 offering our revolutionary new iPhone exclusively with Cingular, and look
 forward to working together with them to create some wonderful new features
 for our customers."
     "By partnering with Apple, we are continuing our commitment to raising
 the bar for customers," said Stan Sigman, Cingular's president and CEO. "We
 think the iPhone is one of the most innovative devices ever created, and we
 look forward to letting our customers be the first in the world to
 experience the future of mobile phones."
     iPhone's unique Visual Voicemail was co-developed by Apple and
 Cingular. Visual Voicemail makes voicemail as fast and convenient as email
 by allowing users to go directly to any of their voice messages without
 listening to any of the prior messages.
     iPhone will be available in the US beginning in June 2007 in a 4GB
 model for $499 and an 8GB model for $599, and will work in combination with
 Apple's iTunes(R) running on either a PC or Mac(R).
     iPhone will be sold in the US through Apple's retail and online stores
 (, and through Cingular's retail and online stores
     Cingular wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States,
 serving 58.7 million customers. Cingular is solely owned by AT&T Inc.
 (NYSE:   T), a premier communications holding company in the united states
 and worldwide. Cingular has the largest digital voice and data network in
 the nation -- the Allover Network -- and the largest mobile-to-mobile
 community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third
 generation wire- less technology, featuring the first widely available
 HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) service in the world. Cingular is
 the only US wireless carrier to offer Rollover, the wireless plan that lets
 customers keep their unused monthly minutes.
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
 Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
 Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with
 its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system,
 and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the
 digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes
 online store.
     NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh and iTunes are
 trade- marks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of
 their respective owners.

SOURCE Apple Computer, Inc.