Originally Posted by sunilraman
Prediction: Apple iPhone is GSM locked to Apple Mobile MVNO
I tend to agree with you on this. I can't see them doing both locked/unlocked; it'll either be one or the other.
The MVNO thing seems most likely because it ties into all their other products/services. An ExpressCard for the MacBook Pros to use with high-speed data plans. A mobile iTunes Store for ringtones, games, maybe even short videos. Syncing contacts, calendars and photos with .Mac.
On the other hand, it would be really super nice if they remained service-agnostic just like they do with Internet-enabled computers. Sell for retail price only (no carrier subsidies) and work with virtually any network in the world. Dual-mode, quad-band phones already exist in the market, so it wouldn't be that hard for Apple to do this, if they wanted to...