By Harry McCracken | Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 8:40 am
MobileCrunch posted a story about apparent improvements in AT&T customers’ eligibility for phone upgrades yesterday–prompting me to wonder what policies would be in place for the next iPhone. AT&T spokesman Seth Bloom wrote me with more info: Despite what MobileCrunch noticed, there has been no change in the company’s policies, which give each customer his or her own upgrade date based on factors such as length of contract and payment history. The date is constantly updated, which is why a customer might notice it change over time.
Of course, this doesn’t reveal all about how much existing customers will pay for the next iPhone–that’s something Bloom wouldn’t address now. But no, the company isn’t fiddling with dates in preparation for its release.