Why we’re all better off without a Verizon iPhone

“Be glad that Verizon Wireless isn’t getting the iPhone anytime soon – it’s the best thing that could happen for all of us,” Kevin Maney writes for Appolicious.

“Of course, it may not seem like the best thing for you, individually,” Maney writes. “You probably want the best smart phone (arguably Apple’s iPhone) on the best U.S. network (Verizon’s) – not the best smart phone on a so-so network or a so-so smart phone on the best network.”

Maney writes, “And yet, this is for the collective good. If Verizon had gotten the iPhone much earlier, the entire smart phone milieu would not be as vibrant as it is. If Verizon gets the iPhone now, the market won’t be all it could be… Eventually, the iPhone will no doubt wind up on Verizon. But, hopefully not for another year or so. Let the competitive market do a little more work to make the phones and networks better. We’ll all benefit.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Building on quicksand is a recipe for disaster, Kevin.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Henry A.” for the heads up.]

90 Comments

  1. Although Kevin’s ideas are far fetched, they are interesting. I think he is right to a certain degree. If Verizon would have gotten the iPhone right away, there would have been no incentive for AT&T to upgrade their network as quickly and there would have been much less competition for Apple. Competition for Apple is needed, they will quickly grow complacent otherwise.

  2. Although Kevin’s ideas are far fetched, they are interesting. I think he is right to a certain degree. If Verizon would have gotten the iPhone right away, there would have been no incentive for AT&T to upgrade their network as quickly and there would have been much less competition for Apple. Competition for Apple is needed, they will quickly grow complacent otherwise.

  3. Garbage.

    1. Apple doesn’t need motivation to make its products better.
    2. Having an Apple presence on Verizon is a stronger incentive for Google to innovate than not having to worry about the competition.
    3. Having the best phone on the market on your competition’s arguably better network is stronger incentive for ATT to innovate than sitting on the ass of their exclusive agreement.

    No part of that article is right.

  4. Garbage.

    1. Apple doesn’t need motivation to make its products better.
    2. Having an Apple presence on Verizon is a stronger incentive for Google to innovate than not having to worry about the competition.
    3. Having the best phone on the market on your competition’s arguably better network is stronger incentive for ATT to innovate than sitting on the ass of their exclusive agreement.

    No part of that article is right.

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