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Apple dealt another blow in Russia: third major carrier quits selling iPhone, signs with Samsung

0. phoneArena 12 Jul 2013, 04:33 posted on

Make no mistake - Apple iPhones are popular in Russia and just as in any developing nation they are considered more than just a phone, but also a status symbol…

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posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:16

48. Bernoulli (Posts: 2565; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)

Nah they just want to keep their Korean diplomats close by and happy

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 09:15 3

47. oister85 (Posts: 439; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Good stuff russia dont let these arrogants tell you what to do.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 15:25 1

58. cobaltox1 (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)

I live in a developing nation..MEXICO....and I can asure you iphone is far from being a status simbol anymore....that was maybe a couple of years ago,here in mexico anyone can have a free iphone on contract...I would say people who think a phone can be a status simbol are just airheads....unless we are talking a dimond wrapped one!!!!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 15:42

59. Taters (Posts: 5021; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

Every carrier should boycott Apple. I have no idea how they allowed Apple that much power before but it should have never happened. Apple getting all the huge profit margins and all the carriers get is people coming into their stores to buy accessories? Why did carriers even agree that in the first place?

Apple rapes everyone because they can. About time people begin to stand up to them. Except HTC who still let's them rape them by giving them money for each phone sold. Lol

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 18:22

61. roscuthiii (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

In another big blow to Apple... The US won it's e-book price fixing case against Apple.
I dunno, maybe I missed the article here on PA or maybe they just forgot to cover it. But, I've seen it in the news elsewhere - 2 days ago.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 18:32

62. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 214; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

When Apple release their new iphone, how many do you think they are going to sell at full price since everyone expects a free one on a plan.

Then with no more carrier support for the new model, their's a good chance it won't work properly as you know how Apple likes to change standard protocols.

posted on 14 Jul 2013, 04:06

67. marioellobo (Posts: 44; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)

they think that just for the price people is going to assume that's the new one have apple heard about internet ? just my opinion.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:23

68. Endinsight (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)

I love it! Apple will spin this news to make it sound like they wanted that to happen, and fanboys will act like "who needs the crappy carriers anyway?" The point is that Apple does not have the freedom to act like a thug any longer since carriers and users have choice. I will never buy Apple since they screw the customer for profit. Wicked.

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