I’ve seen the same question being asked over and over again on Twitter and in the comments here, so I figured it’d be a good idea to clarify things up a little bit. Many of you are confused about Verizon getting the iPhone. Does that mean AT&T will lose the iPhone? Absolutely not.

AT&T will not lose the iPhone. Come June, Apple will unveil a new iPhone and this iPhone will be available on both AT&T and Verizon. Up until today, AT&T had the exclusivity of the iPhone, meaning they were the only carrier allowed to sell it in the US. Today, this exclusivity came to an end and Apple decided to add an additional carrier in the US…

AT&T will keep selling iPhones. Verizon will start selling iPhones. Even though both networks are different, it’s always a good thing to have more competition. In the end the consumer always wins. With Verizon now selling the iPhone, consumers will now have more options, and both carriers will probably fight to be more competitive, which means cheaper prices, more features, etc…

In short, Verizon is not stealing the iPhone from AT&T. They will now both sell the device.