- 10-03-2011, 04:51 PM #26
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- 10-03-2011, 05:34 PM #28
I know at&t got the first gen's,but on the same hand the AT&T customers did all the heavy lifting to get apple to this point, so where does this leave the at&t customers who hung in with the ipnone from the beginning? will they see the 5?
- 10-03-2011, 05:39 PM #29
- 10-03-2011, 05:41 PM #30
- 10-03-2011, 05:42 PM #31
I guess my question to AT&T, Verizon customers is this; if Sprint were to get an exclusive deal on the iPhone 5 until Jan 1 (or whatever the timeframe may be), would you not buy the iPhone 5 because you feel slighted because Apple and Sprint worked out a deal that essentially gives them a 3 month head start on sales?
- 10-03-2011, 05:46 PM #32
- 10-03-2011, 06:12 PM #33
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- 10-03-2011, 10:07 PM #36
- 10-03-2011, 10:41 PM #37
Remember also that the product life for smartphones is much shorter than other consumer electronic products like computers, TVs, game consoles, etc. People buy new smartphones every 2-3 yrs. All the manufacturers will need to build close to half a billion smartphones next year. In a couple of years people will be spending more money buying smartphones and tablets than desktops and laptops.
Edit: BTW, if we find out in a few days that this Sprint deal is real, how will any of you who think Apple is slacking explain why Sprint would risk $20 billion on the iPhone? Why don't they think they can turn their business around with the SGS2 (Epic 4G) and all the ICS Android phones that are coming soon?
Some of you keep harping on how the iPhone is tired, lacking in innovation, getting left in the dust by all the great Android phones arriving every month. Yet both consumers and the cell carriers are practically begging Apple to give them iPhones. Money talks. Follow the money.
Last edited by DrewBear; 10-04-2011 at 12:03 AM.
- 10-04-2011, 08:43 AM #38
- 10-04-2011, 08:47 AM #39
I don't think that Apple would have a single phone "Exclusive" to one carrier. They were Exclusively with AT&T and then are starting to branch out to different carriers. Why would they create an Exclusive phone for just one carrier when they can go across the board and make a killing with the phone. Doesn't make any sense to me and I highly doubt this will happen.
They will make a lot of people very upset if they did this as well and I don't think that's what they want right now...
- 10-04-2011, 08:51 AM #40
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- 10-04-2011, 09:26 AM #42iPhone Intermediate
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- 10-04-2011, 09:32 AM #43
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- 12-08-2011, 09:13 PM #47
Absolutely no way! I don't think there will be another iPhone exclusive deal ever. Why would they offer it on more carriers then only to take them away? it wouldn't be in Apple's best interest anyways. the more carriers the iPhone is on = the more handsets they sell
- 12-12-2011, 10:13 AM #48
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- 12-12-2011, 04:31 PM #50