The iPhone hits store shelves in less than a week, and Apple and AT&T are both counting on the buzz translating into record sales.
Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, says he expects the company to sell 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008. AT&T execs have said that more than a million people have already inquired about how they can get their hands on the new gadget.
If the hype lives up to expectations, the iPhone could help AT&T boost subscriber growth. But with more than 76 percent of the U.S. population already owning a cell phone, most of the new subscriber growth that AT&T could enjoy will likely come from people switching carriers.
But will this really happen? I'm working on a story that will be published later this week about whether or not people will really cancel their current contracts and sign up with AT&T to get the iPhone. If you are thinking of switching providers for the iPhone drop me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'd love to get your perspective for this story.