Thursday, July 12, 2007


Businessweek has a good article discussing Apple's decision to go with AT&T and it's slower EDGE network over other potential carriers (like Verizon) and/or the faster 3G network.

Wildstrom makes good points, and it makes sense why Apple chose this route, I guess. Verizon is notorious for locking up their phones so that you only get the features they want you to (pay for). I can't see that policy working with something like the iPhone, where Jobs is used to making the tech companies dance to his tune. (And quite frankly, I wouldn't buy a partially enabled iPhone from Verizon, anyway)

Yes, the iPhone isn't perfect, and probably never will have every feature that everyone wants. But Apple has shown with its iPods that it's very good at keeping a product line alive with constant innovation and improvements. I don't see any reason to think it will be different with the iPhone.

(thanks for TEDWRD for the link!)

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