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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AT&T (NYSE: T) dropped hints in its latest SEC filing that its exclusive and lucrative iPhone contract with Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) could be ending.

Tech website Electronista in a post late Friday reads the AT&T filing as “strong hints” the Apple-AT&T deal is nearing its end. (For the filing, )

“The SEC document is worded to avoid singling out the iPhone by name but is notable as previous quarters’ filings made no mention of the effects of losing exclusivity, suggesting that AT&T is either about to lose or has already lost its sole rights to Apple’s handset in the U.S.,” Electronista reported.

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