AT&T Increasing Early Upgrade Pricing For iPhone?

If you’re a person that likes to upgrade to the newest iPhone each year, still having not completed the previous 2-year commitment you signed, AT&T offers an early upgrade price. That upgrade price is usually about double that of the full 2-year contract pricing for new customer/eligible ugprades.

The guys over at AndroidCentral seem to have obtained an internal AT&T document that shows early upgrade price increased for the iPhone by $50.

If you think $50 is a lot, AT&T is increasing early upgrade pricing for Android, Windows Phone 7, and and BlackBerry smartphones by $150 for a one year contract, and $50 if purchased outright. According to the document, the increase goes into effect beginning April 3rd 2011.

What are your thoughts on the matter?