Originally Posted by Outsider
I hope this is true. Lessen the load on AT&T and make all iPhone user's experience better.
yes but they can do that and not go to Verizon, making a second phone etc. Just unlock the sim and let T-Mobile take on some of the load. The unlockers have proven the phone works on T-Mobile aside from the visual voicemail which could be set up for official support.
Frankly I still think that the iphone is NOT the issue. not this go around.I do not believe that Apple is going to make any comments about the iphone other than announcing to app develops that an SDK for 4.0 is about to release and as with last year, they need to have their apps tested by the official release in the summer if they want the apps to stay on the store.
I believe that folks are hearing "iphone os device" and assuming the phone. when it is not. it's the tablet. it is larger and can have a larger battery, plus simply more junk in the trunk. such as two chips for 3g. and they could unlock the works (plus make it optional) and hit all the various combos of users in ways the iphone with the required contract can not.
for the iphone itself, it is most logical that the start time on the contract was the first official iphone sale and ATT likely has clause upon clause prohibiting Apple from announcing anything that would cut into sales 5 months before any major change. So regardless of whether they do a
CDMA phone. Which I doubt, or at least that it would be all models( maybe THAT is the 8 GB 3gs that is coming out) or just unlock, we aren't likely to know until WWDC which will be only 2-3 weeks before release date.
Originally Posted by cylack
Is anybody surprised by the short sightedness of the TV execs? Greedy and stupid as usual
if they were greedy they would be jumping in for the extra few cents.
the thing is (and I work in said industry as a content producer so I have a few clues) are not easy to set up. Studio contracts with production companies and Network contracts with Studios typically have clauses about profit sharing due to the requirement to pay royalties to the major cast and writers. So before committing, all the layers have to be reviewed. So it could simply be that not all the networks have been able to devote the time to this. Especially NBC which still has their legal department dealing with the failout of the Great Conangate. and if they don't feel confident that folks will sign up, why speed up things.
So what. so this subscription thing starts with only a few networks and shows. Each of us can examine how the system is going to work and how much we'd get out of it. If 50% of the shows you watch are in the system and the mechanics are to your tolerance (say you can have up to 10 shows downloaded at any time and they are expiring files similar to rents that last one week or one view. but you can redownload anything you want so that is okay with you). ANd you can tv.com/hulu
etc the stuff that isn't there yet and drop cable and say a ton of money. You'll go for it. When the other kids see that yes it is a working system, they want to play also so they do what they need to jump in.
and another good point to consider. TV.com is owned by CBS and Hulu is owned by NBC. they are probably having to balance the notion of what they make there with this plan. especially with the rumors that hulu might add a paid no add premium service in the near future. Keep in mind that right now ad money is THE thing that keeps or cancels a show (which is what the ratings are all about) so anything that cuts into that is a bad thing. at least until the other stuff makes enough money to pick up the slack. and have the proper breakdown (which actual shows are being downloaded on any given day etc) to spread the money to the right folks.