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“redefine what customers want”?

Not sure whether this is high praise or a serious indictment on the nature of consumerism.  

If 1 billion are known to be active I’m sure they’ve sold more than 2 billion.

With that said, if Apple can create a carrier they would gain more market share and fight back the carriers who sold knockoffs next to Apple products.

I know for a while Virgin mobile was iPhone exclusive. We need more focus on iPhone. 

Beats said:
If 1 billion are known to be active I’m sure they’ve sold more than 2 billion.

With that said, if Apple can create a carrier they would gain more market share and fight back the carriers who sold knockoffs next to Apple products.

I know for a while Virgin mobile was iPhone exclusive. We need more focus on iPhone. 

   It seems to me that if Apple had their own cellular carrier they would have to make it compatible with current and future standards to allow devices from other manufacturers work on their cellular network.  All features, promotions and plans it offered would need to be platform agnostic to avoid even more intense scrutiny from US congressional committees, the FCC, the EU technology and telephony regulators and hundreds more regulatory agencies across the world. I don’t think Apple would want to bring that onto itself.

   It seems to me that if Apple had their own cellular carrier they would have to make it compatible with current and future standards to allow devices from other manufacturers work on their cellular network.  All features, promotions and plans it offered would need to be platform agnostic to avoid even more intense scrutiny from US congressional committees, the FCC, the EU technology and telephony regulators and hundreds more regulatory agencies across the world. I don’t think Apple would want to bring that onto itself.

Customers define what they want. That’s why 1.4 Billion people in CCP China define what they want from Apple, isn’t it? And when they don’t want Cantonese on Apple products, it’s just not happening. Apple then defines 14 million Cantonese speakers not deserve to be served, is it true?

1) Apple getting into being a carrier makes zero sense for their business model. In the current political environment it could also invite even greater governmental scrutiny, though I do not have the credentials to credibly discuss that in great depth. The margins are also nothing like what they are used to. Cell carriers can and do get into price wars. One of the nice things about being Apple is that you rarely have to fight a price war with competitors.

2) iPhone sets the gold standard for smartphones, period. fAndroids obsessed with specs and who did it first will (predictably) whinge that Apple was late with the oversized phones,  is still late with 120hz displays, the Galaxy has an objectively better camera, etc blah blah blah.

People don’t colloquially talk about “iPhone and Galaxy” or “iOS and Android”, they talk about “iPhone and Android’. I rest my case.
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