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Study: iPhone is a detriment to carriers

Aug 17, 2009, 23:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Megna)

"The report summary is also critical of Apple's policy regarding the iPhone. "Not only do they want a kick-back from the data traffic generated by the phone, but they also keep all revenue from the iPhone-generated sales of Apple's own applications and music.

""Is it not fair to say that Apple is actually in the process of positioning the mobile operator as a dumb bit pipe that is spending subsidies on reducing the price of Apple's hardware, while at the same time letting Apple keep all the premium revenue streams generated by the product after the customer has purchased it?"

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