...so ATT doesn't pay upfront for iPhones? Some ATT retail store managers are going to be pretty surprised when THAT gets out! And since when does business plan equate to ego?
Everyone else.. (and you know who you are *cough*cough*Blackintosh*
STOP! anthropomorphizing corporate entities. It isn't ego, it is a calculated look at the business plan, what stands to be gained and what stands to be lost in the transaction. Sheesh. Business 101 stuff. If what Apple is bringing to the table isn't net plus enough to interest Verizon (or vice versa) it doesn't happen. It is simple math and future planning. Why burden this with stupid words like "ego", or Apple hates Verizon, or whatever else has been offered along those lines? Especially article headlines that read like this one! Do not assume that because you've seen Wall Street that you understand the complex operations of large corporations.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even trolls. But not everyone is entitled to be heard, or acknowledged as being right. I submit that the old adage about "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." It's all about intent. Trolls come to disrupt and for the particularly pernicious, to draw attention, like a small child acting up in public, to themselves.
Corporations compete, they sue, countersue, and disagree during negotiations. Occasionally individual egos get caught up in the mix, especially with highly motivated and colorful CEOs, but the vast majority of the issues are in the numbers. Stepping off my soapbox. Sorry for the rant - but not enough to delete it.
DUDE YOU LOST ME ? what trolls ?
WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS COME 2012