OPINION: Apple doesn’t need another U.S. carrier

Posted on December 4, 2009 by

Chris Maxcer at MacNewsWorld has speculation that Apple is not interested in another U.S. carrier.  This would be bad news for Verizon customers.  Remember, this is only a rumor, there are a lot of people who have been giving their opinions about this matter lately, but no one knows for sure what Apple will do.  But this article is definitely worth reading, Maxcer makes some really good points.

From the article:
AT&T won’t have its exclusive U.S. hold on the iPhone forever, and when it runs out, Verizon might be the most likely runner-up. Verizon does provide the best customer service, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey. But despite how much consumers may want a Verizon iPhone, it’s really Apple’s call to make, and right now, Apple just doesn’t seem to need another U.S. carrier.

The new Apple iPhone ads, by the way, start out with examples showing how you can talk on the iPhone (using voice services) while interacting with applications  (using data services) at the same time, which you can’t do on Verizon. The Apple ads end with this question: “Can your phone and your network do that?”

As much as I’d like to see new iPhones that run on multiple networks in 2010, there are lots of reasons why it might not happen, and many of them Apple can’t control. And despite all of the reasons, there’s one thought that I just can’t shake: I don’t think Apple feels the need to be on Verizon. The iPhone is already supremely popular, there are plenty of halo effect sales for the Mac, the App Store is going gangbusters, and there’s plenty of world markets left to conquer.

Read the full article here.

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