Apple and AT&T both denied that AT&T had anything to do with it, but it wouldn’t surprise me if AT&T did have its hand in there somewhere. My iPhone is a work phone, so AT&T was my only choice since that is who my company uses (which made the iPhone a no-brainer). Back when I got the phone a year or so ago, I probably would have made the same choice even if I could have had my pick of carriers,as the options aren’t what they are now. Today, if I had to pick, I would take a hard look at an Android phone.