does anyone know the cost to a telecom of a NEW SMARTPHONE customer, i bet it's huge
iphone more than ANY OTHER SMARTPHONE, easily grows their customer base, with all the publicity it's going to go gangbusters, so will any telecome with this phone. what other phone can do this for a carrier.....also once a carrier gets a smartphone user its hard to wrestle them away, unless you have the iPhone
also maybe the revenue sharing thing HURT apple, remember, they had to put off revenue because it was delayed, now it's up front and they can use it now....will build the stock price faster and is more accurate. so maybe the revenue model worked against apple revenue reporting and revenue stream.
doesn't gps gost extra on other carriers, maybe that's why the extra $10, or just greedy bastards (yea yea)
i think several things we have been wanting will come as a way to support the developers
e.g. cut and paste, voice dialing, sms etc so everyone feeds at the fountain.....on our dollar.
i think the future will be like sprint. all services at one price, but i don't sms, or text so i just want voice and data, and minimal sms, text. it will be a "a la cart" and milk you for what you really want. also the apps store will consume many more $$$$
so the stock should go up......go up
....stop going down
....aapl please go up then split.