Once a relatively short list, Apple’s lineup of regional iPhone carriers is growing longer by the month. In April, the company added five partners in Alaska, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Later this month, it will add three more in California, Kentucky and Kansas.
With the addition of Bluegrass, Golden State and Nex-Tech, Apple is now selling the iPhone on 12 carriers across the United States. Clearly, the company is executing on the plan for carrier expansion Tim Cook outlined last year to Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi and has no intention of ceding any smartphone market share to rivals.