It’s possible that today will bring another “Magical” device or that it simply will be an impressive display of Apple’s command of the mobile phone computing market. One thing is also possible, it could bring us a wonderful, magical, beautiful mobile phone computing device that will have the life and ultimate usefulness sucked out of it by the one thing wrong with the current state of the iPhone at large, the infrastructure. No, ninny, not the GSM network it runs on. Not the HSPA+ possibly coming to you, maybe by the end of summer … or ‘then [it] won’t.’ Not even the fact that we may not see a Verizon/CDMA+Voice version anytime this year. No, none of those things. Actually it’s much simpler yet complex at the same time.
That’s right, I said it. I’m calling you out. Not that this hasn’t been done before, hell by many of us who just use an iPhone or iPad just as was intended. But this is a little different, IMO. This is almost like a gauntlet, or smack with the white glove. These guys are so smug now, the <a href=“http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/06/03/customer.unhappy.with.iphone.eligibility.data/“>CEO won’t even communicate</a> properly with his own (former) customer(s) and threatens them instead for doing so.
To me, this is not only a mistake, blunder, faux pas, or just plain idiotic. No, this is one of the worst things a person can do in business. Ignore and undermine the those who bring money to the table. If they *didn’t* have the iPhone, I would probably be back with Verizon if the prices were equal because overall, they run their ship better.
So, we will see tomorrow that the costs will now what has been touted in the press lately, but it is the future which holds the true story, and if AT&T and their [on] Crack PR team [jerk of a CEO] will not start making good on the promises they made over 2 years ago with the release of the iPhone 3G, I may be with them for 2 more years, but then I won’t go back after this next hardware refresh, which will make me unhappy to say the least.
Time will tell, but I have a few months to see if VZW ends up getting this new device by the time *my* contract is up! Here’s hoping AT&T gets some kind of backlash soon. Good luck to us all.