humihina na suporta ng AT&T at Verizon sa Apple.
very bad news for Apple. an opportunity for windows phone.
AT&T Is Winning an iPhone Battle It Doesn't Even Want to Win
Apr 24, 2012
"The carriers are tired of Apple calling all the shots," writes Chen. Those shots include the whole subsidy issue, which, as the earnings report details has gotten worse for AT&T. Because of these subsidies, AT&T's operating margin income has dropped from 30 percent two years ago to 27.2 percent. But since the phone sells so well, AT&T doesn't have much bargaining power. "Carriers have very little leverage with Apple now. If the iPhone market keeps growing, pretty soon they’re going to have no leverage at all," Kuittenen told Chen. These companies also worry that Apple has too much control over all the money-making aspects of the phone biz. Apple now makes the hardware and the software and it sells the apps. All that's left for the carriers is bandwidth, an admittedly essential part of phone use.