Exclusivity demands by the buying party of a license should always be invalid in front of a court. It’s liertally the same as establishing a monoply on a certain good.
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I think that deal was less about exclusivity, and more about the enforced voluntary compliance of apple to well behaved networking. In theory one phone is able to jam a radio tower. Mobile networking is heavily dependent on devices not sending data outside of their time slot.
The iPhone was sold outside the US too. The AT&T deal probably had almost no impact on those markets.