[LINK] the Apple iPhone rort
eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Thu Jul 12 13:32:40 EST 2007
On 12/7/07 11:17 AM, "David Goldstein" <wavey_one at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Apple is the champion of freedom of access to music without DRM, but then go
> and tie a phone to one carrier.
Apple is also the champion of pushing good design over economics. The first
macs didn't have cursor keys because they wanted to push the concept of the
mouse. The iPhones are tied to AT&T because AT&T have done a whole bunch of
rewiring such that the functionality of the iPhone is much better (mostly to
do with integrated voicemail). Bottom line: if you could get the iPhone
hardware to work on someone else's network, it wouldn't *be* an iPhone
because it wouldn't/couldn't do as much software wise.
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