Cringe-worthy photo. Smug blowing a kiss at a phone?!? But, man, I'm popping some popcorn and getting ready to watch this fight. Go get 'em ATT. Go for it "un-carrier".
Got it. That makes sense. It would be a nice feature. I just think it might prove distracting. Someone might want to receive calls or go so far as ditching a traditional phone altogether. Apple may need to be ready for that. Even Skype has the Skype-In as an a la carte feature. Anyway, discussion of the details aside, if Apple tackled it you know it would be done right.
Sounds good in practice but the suggestion makes me cringe because it's really not straightforward. Apple users would have to get a new phone number as well. There was only one Grandcentral and Google bought them. I'm not sure Apple would want to start from scratch on something like this.
Poor project management. I would be careful to cast stones. It's not obvious -- from this article at least -- that an iPad rollout wouldn't have fared as poorly.
[edit to add that iPads may or may not have succeeded in this project but won't even be considered now]
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Are you reading this article to claim that Apple adds markup on all products to hit 50%? There is no reference backing up that claim of 15% better margins. I'd sure be interested in how it would have happened if it did. I'm taking that number in the article with a grain of salt.