WSJ Pulp Skim: Apple to Partake in Monthly Revenues on iPhone Voice and Data Plans

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Steve Jobs, ever the David Copperfield of the industry, performs his latest trick: Reaming the assholes who usually ream us!

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Can he have a volunteer? How about you, in the front, orange guy with your arms spread out. Cingular? Oh, I'm sorry, I meant "The New AT&T". Step right up!

Presto Chango!

The deal also calls for Cingular to share with Apple a portion of the monthly revenues from subscribers.

Steve Jobs magically reappears behind Mr. AT&T, with his gold watch, cash, and a portion of the fees iPhone fanboys will pay every month for data and minutes. Awesome!

Wait...where's my wallet?

P.S. Is the WSJ mixing metaphors with their headline, "How Steve Jobs Played Hardball In iPhone Birth" Are we talking baby baseball?

Steve Jobs Plays Hardball [WSJ]

DISCUSSION

alltech76-old
AllTech76

I was just thinking that Apple is really putting it's "apples" in one basket... Who advertises their product 4 months out... when you are pushing "revolutionary" products in other markets...Who made the decision to default the Apple page to iPhone? Has anyone heard a positive response to the Apple TV after the lack of "interest." The pre announcements and waiting game are less Apple and are becoming strangely Sony... Anyone else thinking Apple is finagling their business model too much?

P.S. Yes I am going to purchase both... I just wondered if anyone else thinks that their items have yet to be proven in any of their "computerless" fields, and that they could all only be popular in Apple fan circles.