| | Re: "Deals between cell phone makers and carriers come under scrutiny"
Todd Allcock wrote:
> At 07 Jul 2009 15:10:09 -0700 SMS wrote:
>> They are extremely interested in making those products, but they can't
>> do it because of the AT&T exclusivity arrangement.
> Did I miss the story where Stan Sigman threatened Steve Jobs with
> embarrassing photos taken at the 2006 Apple Christmas party?
> Unless I missed that, Apple was a willing participant in the exclusivity
> deal. What makes you think Apple wants it to go away any more than AT&T
Because Apple would get the best of both worlds if the feds say that
these deals are monopolistic. They get out of the exclusivity
arrangement without technically breaking it, and they increase the TAM
for the iPhone by 168 million subscribers.