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Steve Jobs wanted to create his own mobile carrier

0. phoneArena 15 Nov 2011, 20:09 posted on

We all know that Steve Jobs loved to control Apple products from end to end, so it should come as no surprise that he wanted Apple to run its own mobile carrier using unlicensed spectrum...

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posted on 16 Nov 2011, 00:48 1

22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Wow are you trolling again? I bought the book because I'm interested in Steve Jobs. I WAS interested in the world according to Steve Jobs. Have you read the book?

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 01:14 1

23. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Read this Sniggly. Steve Jobs wasn't this evil person you imagine him to be.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/11/15/former_google_head_chef_recalls_humble_fashionably_late_steve_jobs.html

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 02:16 1

25. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


First, it's wasted breath to create this strawman that I think Jobs was evil. I understand that he wasn't. He was a bastard, but even bastards can be good sometimes.

Secondly, my point again is that while you may WANT to hear the world according to Jobs, a biography would NOT be the place to get a full depiction of such. That isn't the f**king point of a biography. Jobs would have had to have written or dictated a book detailing his advice, experiences, and thoughts in order to get a "world according to Jobs" experience.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 07:24 1

28. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Hahahaha every time someone disagrees with you they must be trolling... woooowwww taco.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 09:51

31. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i dont think taco knows the difference, ardent.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 11:04

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Says the guy who's wrong almost every time he posts. That doesn't stop you from trolling though.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 11:12

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


you are right Sniggly.. even you are right sometimes... and in some instance your facts... are correct... but explain this.....

"my point again is that while you may WANT to hear the world according to Jobs, a biography would NOT be the place to get a full depiction of such"

then where will i go to hear it?...

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 11:37

40. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, there doesn't seem to be a book like that right now. Someone would probably have to write it. I made my point because I thought Taco's reasoning for being disappointed in the book was silly. It's like saying Band of Brothers was bad because it wasn't funny enough or focused too much on the Americans.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 13:14 2

47. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


As long as you keep on thinking im wrong and trolling, that must mean that I'm right and not trolling. There's a bridge with your name on it.. go crawl back under it.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:12

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Just in the last two weeks you have been wrong about:

Microsoft owning 25% of Apple stock

Siri using google's servers and not being a threat to google search. Google's CEO himself said Siri is a threat

Samsung employeeing more workers in the US than Apple


You read an article somewhere from years ago and then add it to your anti Apple talk track while completely disregarding the truth.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:27

55. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


You never explained how you found out that Apple is "employeeing" more workers in the US than Samsung.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 16:06

57. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


1) i was wrong about the first part only because I was unaware that they had sold most of their stock. You had no idea until you googled it to prove me wrong... lol

2) show me proof of what search engine siri uses to perform searches, because they didnt create a new engine just for Siri. If you think that, then I have a bridge to sell you.. if you cant find proof, then assume its doing a basic google search like everything else... and if not google, it would be Bing.

3) google was talking to the government trying to get it off their back.. they would have said Bada was a threat if it got uncle sam off their case. Doesnt make it true. Next you are going to tell me that you believe that the ATT/Tmobile merger will create 20k new jobs or whatever crack number they threw out last week.

Its amazing how often you ignore actual facts and then pick and choose what to perceive as a "fact" depending on if it fits your very narrow view of the world.

4) You havent proved it wrong. You havent proved anything at all actually.

5) you dont even read before trying to discredit something.. lol

6) if i spent my time trying to keep tabs on how often you were wrong per week i'd be doing a 5000 word paper per week minimum. So instead of spending all your energy in negative trolling actions why dont u just get a life.. go outside.. get a dog.. do something other than act like a troll all day.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 17:44

61. hepresearch (unregistered)


\\\'r\\\'t

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:35

63. hepresearch (unregistered)


I apologize for this stupid scrambled comment earlier... my computer has been intermittently having serious issues... my browser sort of made everything appear, well, web1.0-ish... and every time I use an apostrophe or a quotation mark it ends up scrambling my comment here on PhoneArena and throwing in all sorts of backslashes everywhere for no reason. I have been working all week to try to fix this.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 20:25 3

5. cncrim (Posts: 885; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


So many thing one person wants to do so little time. Not just him but everyone on here.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 20:29

6. bossmt_2 (Posts: 454; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Not a terrible idea, but didn't T-Mo kinda try that?

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 01:54 1

24. Jericho (unregistered)


WHY create your own mobile carrier. first you should create your processors(without samsung) then create your own display(ips) after that create your own camera sensor(sony) and then try to design something new not copy it(prada)

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 06:34 2

27. robinrisk (unregistered)


It appears that us android fans are going to have our own The_Miz!

Though im not sure if that\'s a good thing.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 11:14

37. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


he is annoying... and please put a shirt on it... is winter...

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 17:26

60. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i dont remember you complaining to Miz when he ran around with his ridiculous spandex clad topless avatar for months.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 07:35 1

29. axed97 (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


off the topic of weather jobs was evil or not. apple making its own carrier would of been a good move for them, apple is very VERY hands on with there products wich is probibly why there is such a big loyal fanbase with them and it seems the carriers seem to hamper there process, the only thing i would think that would hamper apple is there prices lets face it apple is not cheap and that what people want now.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 10:36

33. DincWithMIUI (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I can't see it being a good thing. The cellular carriers employ thousands of people in the US!! Not to mention at the amount that Apple inflates their prices. They are genius because they can get away with it when no one else can. I can't see a company that makes so much off of a product decide to undercut the cell industry just to save the masses money.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 11:06

35. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Apple has actually saved the consumer money in lots of ways. iTunes music is a good example. Thanks to Apple you can buy songs for $.99. iPhone is a good example priced at $199. Before Apple smartphones were much more expensive. iPad is a good example as well.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:09

50. DincWithMIUI (Posts: 6; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


What smartphones were more than $199.99?? I've been selling phones for 10+ years and owned many smartphones (Palm Treo 650, Blackberry 7250, i760, SMT5800, Omnia i910, and now Dinc) and have never spent that much. I agree they did help the music industry not so much for the .99 song but for the download distribution. Cutting the cost of hardware, manufacturing, and distribution brought the price down which would have still happened without Apple but they definitely sped the process up.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:14

52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


All smartphones prior to 2008 were running in the $250 - $450 range. Google it. You obviously have never sold phones if you don't remember that.

Android fans you don't need to lie to make your points.

Thanks - Taco50

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 17:16

58. hepresearch (unregistered)


... pray tell, what in the world is a \"Dinc\"?

Come to think of it, that reminds me of some funny movie lines, which could be adapted for PhoneArena comedy purposes:

\"What? Don\'t you have your iPhone?\"

\"I don\'t need an iPhone. I\'ve got a Dinc!\"

\"A Dinc? What\'s a Dinc?\" ...

>8-D

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 08:36

64. hepresearch (unregistered)


I get it now... DROID Incredible --> Dinc.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 12:31

41. MegaZoneEX (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I want to buy a phone the same way i buy a car. Cars not exclusive to any Insurance, i want to but a phone and pick WHATEVER carrier i want. Carrier exclusives phones is whats driving these networks mad. all phone carrier need to be on a universal sim card.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 13:09

44. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Sounds like you want to live in Europe.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 13:55

49. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


GOOD. Because more competition means better pricing.

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