David Pogue on the iPod:

Posted by Minnaar Pieters 30 Sep 2006

The New York Times’ David Pogue thinks Apple will “probably never” come out with an iPhone. “The problem is that when you build a cellphone, the carriers (Vodacom, Vodafone, etc.) have veto power over EVERY move you make,” Pogue says. “You have to fight, wheedle, cajole, beg, demo, refine, lather, rinse, repeat…all in hopes that the carriers will accept your design–and stock your phone. I cannot imagine Apple giving veto power to ANYONE over its software design. It just ain’t gonna happen.”

I have to say I agree with this somewhat. However, if the phone is enough of a "revolution" carriers can possibly be at Apple's command. I would love if Apple can shake things up in the cellphone world. It is the natural evolution of the iPod...

Thanks ilounge
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