There’s a front-page story in today’s Wall Street Journal about the extraordinary deal Apple worked out with Cingular regarding the iPhone. Sadly, of course, the story is behind the Journal’s paid subscriber wall. The gist: Apple negotiated with Verizon, too, but they wouldn’t budge on their demand that the phone use Verizon’s proprietary “V Cast” software for selling video and music; Cingular, on the other hand, was willing to cede complete control of the phone’s hardware and software to Apple.
Here’s Fake Steve’s take.
★ Saturday, 17 February 2007