Apple's (AAPL) deal with Leap Wireless (LEAP) to sell the iPhone to prepaid users could augur a...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple's (AAPL) deal with Leap Wireless (LEAP) to sell the iPhone to prepaid users could augur a broader push to offer the device with minimal subsidies (if any) in exchange for cheaper service plans, BTIG speculates. Consumers can buy unsubsidized iPhones for use on AT&T and Verizon's networks, but have to sign up for the same service plans as those buying subsidized devices. Boost Mobile will reportedly begin selling the iPhone to prepaid subs in September. (earlier)