Originally Posted by jfanning
I'm not sure why you claim they had no experience when they actually had experience. Apple had plently of experience selling electronic devices around the world, infact they have been doing it for a number of years. They hired people that had experience in the mobile industry, to fill the gaps for the experience they were missing, but to say they had none, that is naive
Entering the phone business if different from selling iPods and computers. It involves relationships with cell carriers, and a bunch of cell industry specific regulation, custom and particulars.
I've never said they had no one on staff with any expertise, I'm just maintaining that they did well to do things slowly, learning as they go. I don't understand why anyone would take exception to this idea.
You said they did a world wide roll out, they didn't, that is a fact, that is my point of contention, if you can prove a US rollout is infact a world one one, you would have a point, but since you can't, I'm not sure what you actual point of contention is.
Sigh. They did a world wide rollout, starting with the United States. It took some time to extend to other markets. To say otherwise would be to imagine that they never intended to sell the iPhone anywhere but the US, and elected to go international sometime after the fact, which of course we know is not the case. We speak of cell carriers doing national rollout of services, even when they start with a few markets. It's, how do you say, a common way of putting it. Hence, rolling out
, as opposed to abruptly appearing everywhere at once
"I know you are but what am I" isn't a very strong rhetorical tactic, amongst grown ups.