No. 1 domestic wireless carrier Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Wireless recently announced it was tightening upgrade policies, extending the time frame that consumers have to wait to a full 24 months. Carriers have also been trying to reduce subsidies via platform competition. That's an incremental negative for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), since the company still relies heavily on subsidies to boost iPhone prices, but not as bad as if AT&T (NYSE:T) had made the move (it sells more iPhones).

In the video below, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, explains how this might affect Apple investors.


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