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Don't see the synergy??  Softbank is a very successful cellphone carrier in Japan. They are the third largest but are growing faster than their two larger rivals by a wide margin.  They were also the first carrier in Japan to offer the iPhone. Masayoshi Son was a close friend of Steve Jobs in fact which is how they managed to secure the iPhone first. Japan is not a growth market since the population is aging and actually shrinking so they wanted to expand to a country...
Sprint already owns 51% of clearwire and should complete the purchase of the remaining shares in a few weeks. 
    That is far too many models and screen resolutions. My prediction is a cheaper iPhone this year along side the iPhone 5. Both will be 4" but will differentiate in other areas like storage, camera, CPU/GPU so that there is a clear reason to choose one over the other depending on your budget and needs. This would likely mean they would stop selling previous year models.   Then next year they can introduce a larger iPhone. Developers will no longer need to support 3.5"...
That is good news. Dish would have been a terrible partner and would have been drowning in debt. Softbank are used to competing against 2 larger rivals in Japan and winning over more subscribers. This will help them finish network vision and the the completion of all base stations to multi-mode a lot faster with a cash infusion. Sprint couldn't have found a better partner than Softbank. I certainly hope they don't try and change the name though because Softbank sounds like...
Wait until you actually use it and you won't think that at all. Anytime a major change occurs people always feel the need to compare it to an existing product like Windows, Web OS, or something else. It is still an early beta and probably much will change but even at this stage it pains me to look at iOS 6 again. It really is a massive improvement I promise you. Yes, I have a few issues I don't like but I trust they will address these before it is GM. 
  When discussing a product be it an iPhone, a car, or a blender for that matter you are likely to have a much more engaging discussion with someone that actually owns and uses said product. That is just common sense. Unless you actually own an iPhone how can you comment on your likes or dislikes of XYZ features? You can't. It is the equivalent of a guy that owns a hyundai going to a BMW forum and trying to follow the conversation about how it takes turns at high speeds...
  I agree that a larger version of the iPhone would very likely outsell the current 4" version. The only way it wouldn't is if Apple prices it insanely high in price by comparison. If they are priced the same it would easily outsell the 4" model. One reason for the lower sales of the 17" MBP is that Apple priced them just too high compared to the nearly identical 15" versions. They certainly sold in greater quantity than the Mac Pro which was not discontinued. The main...
Only someone without a clue how hardware authentication works would make such naive comments. M'Kay Mr. Mackey. How exactly would current iPhones and iPads be expected to authenticate cables if they changed the standard? Wow you are batting a cool .000 today. 
Nope, that was another poster not me. I simply pointed out his spelling and grammar mistakes in the German he typed. As to his "parsing" Japanese words and speaking Irish, God only knows what he means by that. Perhaps he learned to say Erin go bragh and now claims fluency. 
Nope, wrong again. This is a hardware encoding and the point version of an iOS update would never block use of a lightning cable since that would also potentially block legitimate cables or people that had not updated. Besides the fact that the encoding and authentication in lightning has nothing whatsoever to do with an iOS point release. 
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