Originally Posted by lilgto64
Oh yeah - and Betamax is better than VHS, just you wait and see.
Betamax totally was the better technology of the two, FWIW. The marketing battle story is interesting and was followed by a whole series of Sony proprietary techs that never gained traction, e.g., ATRACS, memory sticks, etc. Until they won one as part of a consortium with Blu-Ray, unfortunately for them, tho' at the sunset of physical optical media.
Originally Posted by stelligent
Wonder if Obama already has the new iPhone 5. He got the iPad early from Jobs.
He did, but he left it in a bar in San Francisco.
Originally Posted by Akac
Personally I think it makes sense. LTE chip sets are not near being usable yet. The iPhone 5 may already be ready, except for LTE. Sprint has had WiMax for a long time now so their chipsets are more mature.
We already know there is no LTE iPhone coming until next year. So at best all this does is give Sprint a 4G iPhone sooner.
If the the 4S/5/whatever is going to support HSPA+ (a mature chipset) that gives AT&T a further leg up on Verizon for net speed (along with simultaneous data/voice) until the next iteration. If WiMax chips are small and power-sipping as well, that could make the next iPhone "semi-4G" on some networks but not others.
And that would have marketing/sales consequences for carriers. Verizon certainly wouldn't enjoy being the only 3G-capped US carrier of the new phone.
Which raises another possibililty in the one phone/two phone 4S/5 fevered speculation: Apple is waiting for an LTE chipset that meets their specs and expect it early next year, meaning the iPhone 5 could follow on only months after the 4S - in much the same shell as the 4S.....
....my two air-cents......