Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 11:08 UTC
Apple "European Union regulators are examining the contracts Apple strikes with cellphone carriers that sell its iPhone for possible antitrust violations after several carriers complained that the deals throttled competition." Well paint me red and call me a girl scout.
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RE: I'd rather
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:32 UTC in reply to "I'd rather"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

I think we would all prefer that Apple bend over for the carriers, just like Google. Then it would be the same situation as Android; wait 5 or 6 months for updates or even for ever, meanwhile you're stuck with bugs and security holes.


Except, that's not at all what this is about.

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RE[2]: I'd rather
by Tony Swash on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 17:19 in reply to "RE: I'd rather"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

"I think we would all prefer that Apple bend over for the carriers, just like Google. Then it would be the same situation as Android; wait 5 or 6 months for updates or even for ever, meanwhile you're stuck with bugs and security holes.


Except, that's not at all what this is about.
"

So what's it about?

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RE[3]: I'd rather
by Beta on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 14:44 in reply to "RE[2]: I'd rather"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

"Except, that's not at all what this is about.

So what's it about?
"

Clue is in the title,
EU examines Apple for antitrust violations in carrier deals

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RE[2]: I'd rather
by bowkota on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 23:34 in reply to "RE: I'd rather"
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12



Except, that's not at all what this is about.

You are correct in some respect.

Carriers have been bleeding us dry for years now, while giving us horrible service: bad coverage, very small data caps, miserable speed.

The story here is that the carriers signed deals with Apple because the iPhone resembled pure gold.
Now that Android has matured, these same carriers are running to the EU and complaining about the deals They made.

Yes, justice for the carriers.

Edited 2013-03-22 23:36 UTC

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