Originally Posted by Timon
On the other hand AT&T as NOT properly designed their network so they could handle the traffic. To top it off AT&T ILLEGALLY steals money because everyone has to pay for 3G service even when you live in an area that does not have 3G service. Have you noticed that AT&T won't show you a 3G map anymore? Why, because they don't want you to see how few areas have 3G service. Verizon has a point with their latest commercial showing the AT&T 3G map.
Puullleeeaaaasssseeeee... You cannot be serious!
(as John McEnroe would say)
And yet Steve Jobs placated them with accolades as the perfect choice when it came to choosing a carrier for their iPhone, well Cingular for sure, as Cingular bought and merged with AT&T Wireless and kept the AT&T name!
Yet I recall the masses bemoaning the fact that Cingular was the carrier?! As in Bad Choice, Apple! Did Steve or Apple listen? Obviously not. Did Apple know the iPhone would be as big a hit as it has become? I'm sure they were positive their product would achieve great success. However, once great success was achieved and customer experience diminished by that success, because Apple's choice carrier lacked capability, did Apple use any of their billions of cash reserves to help with the carrier network's ability to increase it's infrastructure to handle the iPhone success and subsequent smartphone data demand? If they had, they aren't getting their money's worth and if they haven't, is Apple working on a new iPhone for it's next release that will allow it to work on a different carrier's different technology, perhaps, so as to improve overall user experience by alleviating network demand requirements of AT&T?
Or will iPhone users have to "deal with it" when it comes to Steve's choice of carriers because other carriers wouldn't meet to his demands and still other carriers were even smaller than Cingular/AT&T to provide the service the iPhone soon demanded and Apple was left with no other choice save getting into the cell phone business as a carrier themselves?
So as we all lambast AT&T for lack of service capability, let's remember, they didn't go to Apple with their data demanding, speed requiring, smartphone idea for the Mac cult population, a population that thanks to the ease of use practicality that Apple requires of its products, actually allows users to use the product and with great consistency, Apple went to them!
Oh, and just to bring this post back into alignment with the conversation at hand regarding Apple/iPhone/Jailbreak/OS etc....
I wonder how many here posting are with the mindset, "I bought the iPhone, it's mine to do whatever I wish" are any of the same posters that won't allow Psystar to do whatever they wish to the hardware they own by "jail breaking" and adding Mac OS X to them? But, but, but Psystar sells them! And no jail broken iPhone has ever been placed for sale on EBAY or Craigslist?! But, but we're talking about modifying an Apple iPhone OS on Apple hardware, whereas Psystar "computers" aren't even Mac! I would think that makes it worse. That's like tinkering with a Porsche engine, inside the Porsche car itself versus modifying a Porsche engine and putting it into a Yugo and then advertise that this is some Yogo!
You can't run around and portray your righteousness at one and be indignant at the other, when basically talking about the same thing!