Forbes believes that Apple might start offering cell phone services in the near-future.
About a year ago Apple announced already that it would cooperate with Motorola to launch an iTunes phone.
Apple is not the only big company that might roll out cellular service this year. Analysts suggest that other companies with strong brands could be planning their own networks, including Nike (nyse: NKE - news - people ) and Wal-Mart Stores (nyse: WMT - news - people ).
Analysts claim that an own cellular network could be the solution for Apple as carriers don't want to support the iTunes phone since they want to sell their own music downloads to their customers. Read more at Forbes