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09-02-2009, 01:57 AM #21
It just makes sense, and it eventually WILL happen. Other phones have done similar things. RAZR V3 anyone?
09-02-2009, 01:58 AM #22
Better at maths does not mean smarter (and it's maths not math! ) - even I'm good at maths!
09-02-2009, 02:04 AM #23
I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
09-02-2009, 04:04 AM #24
Good thing i dun live in china, i can't live without my iPhone =P
09-02-2009, 04:24 AM #25
Plenty of people in China have iPhones - they're just not available through an official carrier.
So you can go and live there if you want...
09-02-2009, 05:49 AM #26
CDMA Subscriber Base Closes in On Half a Billion | Reuters
Are you telling me that Apple will forever ignore a market with almost half a billion people worldwide?
If Apple developed a CDMA capable iPhone and got even a 1% market share amongst CDMA subscribers worldwide, that's 4.8 million iPhones sold.
If you believe what you read at:
Apple makes big bucks profit per iPhone 3G S | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com
Then 4.8 million iPhone 3GS models @ roughly $400.00 profit per iPhone 3GS is 1.92 BILLION dollars. That isn't chump change, no matter how you look at it. And 1% market share wouldn't take them long, nor would it probably stop there.
If you still think it doesn't make sense for Apple to make a CDMA iPhone, you're living in a fantasy world where companies don't want to make money. But since this is the real world, it will eventually happen. Maybe not today, maybe not this year, but it will eventually happen.
09-02-2009, 06:14 AM #27
Apple has an exclusive deal with AT&T - they value the exclusive deals more than they would value Verizon who turned apple away in the first place.
To say that I would be surprised if they went to Verizon any time soon would be an understatement.
IMHO it will not happen.
09-02-2009, 06:33 AM #28
LOL @ valuing exclusive deals. The only one that values the exclusive deal is AT&T. What does Apple gain by having it on the worlds most unreliable 3G network? Having the network being so bad that it outshines any other flaws?
09-02-2009, 06:39 AM #29
Apple have signed exclusive deals in just about every country where they are allowed to. Do you think that is by accident?
09-02-2009, 07:12 AM #30
You know, wider availability would hurt sales. That's why they're sticking with AT&T. Apple doesn't want to lose customers!!!!!!!!!! Oh wait..
Anyway you try to hash it the iPhone being exclusive is only a real benefit for the carrier it's exclusive to. They're probably making more money off of each iPhone sold because of the exclusivity but that could easily be made up for in volume.
09-02-2009, 11:18 AM #31
The customers are also benefiting because of the subsidized prices.I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something