Originally Posted by TwiztdWun
However, the table has turned on Apple with the dominance of Android..
Because Apple is too stupid to realize that others would copy there every move despite having done this since their inception? Because they forgot to give away iOS for free? because they account for 48% of the worlds handset profits and the only vendors using Android are ones who are still struggling to stay in the black?
If they do not go to VZW, they will lose more money than VZW will..
If you have 10 apples to sell and demand for 10 apples how many apples can you sell? If you have 10 apples to sell and demand for 15 apples how many apples can you sell?
VZW could do more easily without the the device than Apple could do without VZW.
Verizon has lost quarter after quarter to AT&T because of the iPhone, yet Apple keeps making more iPhones and they all seem to get bought, not to mention Apple has other carrier options.
...unless they go to more US carriers.....Sprint, TMo, US Cellular...however, that is much harder to do than just jumping on the biggest boat to begin with.
Theyve done it with 40 countries and 100 carriers and you think it would be tough? They partner with T-Mobiles owner Deutsche Telekom and you think that would be more of a chore than Verizon that requires a completely different technology?
They are going with Verizon because they will yield them the most money, but that doesnt mean they were losing any by being with AT&T or choosing different US carriers for 2011.
The new lineup of Android based phones are phenominal. I am not just saying this, but, their specs speak for themselves.
Which specs? HW specs? You are comparing HW specs from disparate operating systems and think thats a valid argument for better when it comes to usability and consumer interest?
I am not saying Apple will not be a fantastically profitable company as they are saturated globally now...however, they will lose more money by not opening another pathway for sales.
As previously noted that pathway doesnt have to be Verizon. It doesnt even have to be the US. There are 580 million subscribers in China that use GSM/TD-SCDMA. They already cant supply iPhones to China Unicoms piddly
160 million subscriber base.
They also know if they do not do this, they will be surpassed by Android....oh....they already are.
No, they never will because the iPhone is PHONE and Android is a free OS that is installed on dozens of vendors PHONES. If Apple cared about you claim they would have given away their OS to increase marketshare. They care about profits and that is where they are killing everyone and why Verizon needs or risk AT&T being the largest carrier with more users who pay for data plans.
VZW does not need Apple just like Apple does not need VZW. However, VZW has the leverage back in their court now as they have the largest wireless customer base in the US.
Funny how their dominance has dwindled. They are barely holding onto the most subscribers. In fact, AT&T might have best them over this past holiday season. On top of that we Verizon having to adjust their rates, features, and so many other aspects of their business to compete with AT&T who adjusted their operations for the iPhone.
Ill tell you what, if the Verizon iPhone has a big ass Verizon logo imprinted on the back Ill concede that Verizon had the upper hand and therefor need Apple less than they need them.
Sure, they could have went to Sprint or TMo, but, their customer base is rather small compared to VZW. Sure, they would have gained more customers by getting the iPhone, but, Apple knows which grass is greener.
There customer base combined is larger than Verizon. Also, the effort to add a T-Mobile iPhone requires nothing more then changing out the pentaband chip for one that includes the 4 used bands and AWS. There is no other change required. A CDMA iPhone is an undertaking. Making it physically similar to the iPhone 4 which was the worlds thinnest smartphone when launched is another.
I thought were trying to be objective earlier. I guess I was wrong.