Isn’t it painfully obvious by now that Apple needs to drop their AT&T exclusivity agreement like Betty dropped Don? It might have been whiskey-fueled nooners and trips to Rome in the beginning, but now it’s nothing but lipstick on the collar and nights away from home.
If the iPhone hadn’t been saddled with such a frustrating, crap network, the early adopters of iPhone 4 (many of whom have been on iPhone since day one) wouldn’t be as obsessed with signal and call quality. I’m not saying that the current dust up about the iPhone’s antenna wouldn’t exist, just that it would be one issue, not an overriding concern.
If iPhone were available on Verizon, Verizon wouldn’t have gotten in bed as readily with Google. Every day a bunch of Verizon customers who would rather have an iPhone buy an Android phone and make a two-year commitment to Google. I’ve never waited in line before for a gadget, and I probably won’t again, but I was so fed up with their mediocre smartphones that I was at the Verizon store on the first day to buy the first decent Android device on their network (the Droid).
I’m almost certain that tomorrow’s press conference won’t be an announcement of an iPhone on Verizon, but it should be.