- 05-01-2012, 08:37 PM #1
Link - Apple will soon offer wireless service, expert believes | Fox News
If there is any truth to this, I think it would be the best thing to ever happen to WP. Based on Apple's past, if they did this, it wold be a cell company that would only have iPhones and iPads. I could also see them stop selling iphones on all of the other carriers. That would mean a consumer would be locked into a contract in which they have zero choice of phone in a sense. I think that might scare some more casual users away. Also, if they did pull the iPhone from other carriers, those carriers would have to replace the iPhone sales with other phone, SUCH AS WP7 PHONES. That would be absolutely huge.
Still only going to take this with a grain of salt considering that it doesn't even say if Apple would try to buy it's own spectrum or rent from the big four. It also doesn't come with any source backings from inside the company. That said, I kind of hope it happens.
05-01-2012, 09:26 PM #4
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- 05-01-2012, 09:43 PM #7
- 05-02-2012, 09:49 AM #8
Apple would have to become a MNVO because they would not be able to get enough spectrum, and considering the time it would take and plan on building out a new cellphone network, it would be more than 3 years before it would be completely finish and that is after you have all your ducks in a row with licenses and permits and variances from all that is evolved with states and municipalities.
- 05-02-2012, 10:13 AM #9
Buying T-Mobile or Sprint would probably be cheaper, and easier for them.
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- 05-02-2012, 11:08 AM #10
So let me get this straight, Apple is predicted to take matters into their own hands because carriers are supposedly threatening iPhone profit margins by decreasing subsidy? So Apple's solution to prevent decrease in profit margin is to dig deep into their investors' pockets and either buy a smaller carrier or rent towers from exisiting carriers AND subsidize their own devices? I think profit margin will continue to go south if they did that.
Last edited by ninjaap; 05-02-2012 at 11:18 AM.