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Originally Posted by esummers View Post

And really none of this matters right now because Apple is selling as many as they can make. These are concerns to address after they have caught up with production. If it made a difference right now, we would probably see commercials addressing the antenna concerns. It seems like they are working to address the Verizon thing. That is a balancing act they must perform to keep subsidies up. If the phones cost $300-$400 instead of $200-$300 that would also change the number of people buying the phone. If Apple has managed to reduce their production costs so they can keep the $200-$300 price, then this is the perfect time to lose exclusivity. The other option is for Apple to try to set up a subsidy battle between Verizon and AT&T to try to draw people to their networks. If the iPhone were $300-$400 on Verizon and $200-$300 on AT&T, many people planning a switch to Verizon would reconsider unless AT&T offers poor service in their area.

You're right about the irrelevance of the antenna issue as long as Apple is making and shipping the maximum possible number of iPhones under any circumstances.

Note, however, that the iPhone sticker price for the consumer is going to be the same regardless of AT&T or Verizon. Competition will enforce that. If one lowers, the other will too.

The results of your (mostly correct) analysis is that the invisible subsidy paid from the carriers to Apple are going to become subjects of intense (behind the scenes) negotiation.


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post #82 of 83
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Originally Posted by Wurm5150 View Post

A lot more than 177 people would be needed to make a survey more closer to accurate.

no joke.

actually that they even posted this information is the joke.

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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Groan. Here we go again.

First, it is more than 177.

you're right. it was what 250

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Second, you should learn a little bit about sampling theory,

Since you know so much about sampling you know that choosing respondents in one isolated area as a reflection of a group spread out over the whole country is not an accurate sampling even if you can argue 'margin of error'.

What it is is still a joke. As are every one of these 'authoritative' surveys making statements about X users of whatever when really all they sampled was a tiny group picked from one street corner, one magazine list etc.

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post #83 of 83
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Originally Posted by charlituna View Post

What it is is still a joke. As are every one of these 'authoritative' surveys making statements about X users of whatever when really all they sampled was a tiny group picked from one street corner, one magazine list etc.

Reminds me of Fox News.
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