Verizon (VZ) might pay extra to Apple (AAPL) to keep the iPhone in its and AT&T's (T)...

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

Verizon (VZ) might pay extra to Apple (AAPL) to keep the iPhone in its and AT&T's (T) exclusive hands, suggests Kaufman Bros. Verizon is due to ship the phone next year and might offer special terms so Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) don't get it. If so, Apple will enjoy better margins and still move enough units to fend off a surging Android (GOOG).