If You Wanted An Apple iPhone

The blogoshpere…particularly tech heads and church planters…has been all ga-ga over the new Apple iPhone.  I personally can’t see what all the fuss is about since no one has actually used the thing…so the jury is still out over whether it’s good…or a piece of crap.  Anyway…if you are one of the people that wants an iPhone you will have to have AT&T wireless service…at least for five years.

USA Today and Engadget are reporting that Apple inked a deal with AT&T Wireless to handle the iPhone exclusively in the United States for five…count them…five years.  That means that T-Mobile, Verizon, NexTel, Sprint, Alltel, etc. customers will not have access to the iPhone until almost 2013.  It is also reported that there is no way to unlock the phones…even if hackers could…the deal prevents Apple from developing a CDMA version for the five year contract…thus rendering unlocked iPhone useless on networks other than AT&T (which uses GSM).

If you are not a AT&T Wireless customer…sucks to be you.  If you are an AT&T Wireless stockholder…Christmas is going to be nice this year!

If You Wanted An Apple iPhone

3 thoughts on “If You Wanted An Apple iPhone

  1. I love the thought of the iPhone, especially being a Apple addict, but couldn’t get one if I wanted to, since I can’t get AT&T service in good ole Nebraska.

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  2. As I have said before and many times in the past. Having a degree in Computer Information Systems and being a Network Administrator in my professional opinion Apple = OVERPRICED for the same thing you can get for half the money. Iphone is nothing more than a blackberry. Period. Apple is so appealing right now because of all of the illegal music that the kids have downloaded so they stick them on their 200 dollar ipod and think they own the music. Look at the specs on their devices and overpriced computers. I can build a system 50 times the speed and size for half the price.

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