Verizon asks the President to veto the upcoming ITC sales ban of Apple iPhone 4
0. phoneArena 25 Jul 2013, 13:43 posted on
An ITC ordered sales ban against certain older Apple devices is supposed to take effect starting August 5th; out of the models affected by the order, only the Apple iPhone 4 and the Apple iPad 2 remain on retailer's shelves. Because Apple uses the iPhone 4 as a low cost version of its smartphone (similar to how the Apple iPhone Lite will be positioned), a sales ban on the phone will have ramifications on Cupertino...
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38. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Not to turn this into a political discussion but Obama is not even close to Regan just on jobs alone:
"The Reagan recovery, encompassing a period of 72 months, resulted in the creation of 24,833,000 net new jobs, or approximately 344,900 jobs per month. Over that same period the total number of people of working age who were either unemployed or not in the workforce decreased by 5,234,000, or approximately 72,700 per month.
The Obama recovery, encompassing a period of 31 months, has resulted in the creation of 6,317,000 net new jobs, or approximately 203,800 jobs per month. Over that same period, the total number of people of working age who are either unemployed or not in the labor force increased by 205,000, or approximately 6,600 per month."
Who cares about scandals if you can't find a job to feed your family? Regan used the government to advance causes he thought would help the people. Obama used the government against the people. Nice try but they couldn't be more different.
52. roldefol (Posts: 4304; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
That was SUPPOSED to be a complete joke.
59. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
exactly my point. if Apple hadn't started this LAW SUIT B.S. and BANS non of this crap wouldn't of happened. I think the IPH4 deserve A BAN for once after what they did too the GALAXY NEXUS
9. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Obama is an Apple fanboy.
So it's highly possible that it will get vetoed.
15. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
He gave the Queen of England an Ipod. What an insult.
17. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
And I guess that Berry told you that when you all were playing B-Ball at the White House the other day. I bet he even showed you his BB A-10 didnt he?
20. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Maybe not an iPhone, but he uses an iPad and Macbook. And drives a Chevy Volt. Definitely a hippie.
26. quakan (Posts: 1374; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
"He appears to be a platform 'agnostic', like many by not endorsing or using a single platform. Instead, he uses what works best for the occasion."
Doesn't sound like a hippie to me...also driving...when do you think was the last time he drove anywhere?
65. willard12 (Posts: 1706; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
I don't think he drives a volt as it came out in 2010 and he's had limo drivers since 2009. But hey...if it fits your narrative then, cool.
23. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
He invited Tim Cook to the State of the Union address and called out Apple as a company bringing jobs back to the US. A ban is NOT going to happen.
44. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I thought that dinner was in honour and in support of gay marriage??
24. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Wrong, he gave up his Blackberry last year. He even got his kids iPhones; Sasha and Malika were playing with their iPhones at his 2nd iNauguration.
Personally, I think ANY President who uses an iPhone should be iMpeached on that criteria alone; "We The People" stand for Freedom and Democracy, not DiCtAtorship!!
43. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
No I don't, your fiAnceé took care of me last night (but, I had to put a bag on her head) ____!
55. darkkjedii (Posts: 21701; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No she didn't. She's in Vegas where she belongs lol. Dude what's with the jealousy towards my fiancé, myself and our marriage? This is an everyday thing with you, jealousy is a weak trait dude. Get yourself a girl bro...seriously. Everyday you attack with the same lines, now your buddies don't even respond to your wack insults with lol. C'mon pap you should be happy for me pal. Don't hate...imitate. Here I'll +1 you, since that's what you do this for.
58. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
He actually OWNS A B.B just like Hilary Clinton if u ever saw him own a phone. he's a BLACK BERRY lover not no IFAN
31. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)
why is verizon and not AT&T hmmm something stinks here well if their veto this phone is no cases about samsung either ....lol
32. rightcue805 (Posts: 55; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)
Milch wants President Obama to veto the ITC decision, a move that no president has taken since 1987..... does this not tell you anything milch? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!
34. bittertruth247 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Anyone who sells cellphones like me knows the reason Verizon is trying to intervene is because Apple charges carriers full price for their phones unlike other companies that cut deals so any ban on Apple products would hit Verizon in their wallets so that's what this is all about! Apple should have left Samsung and others alone, now it's payback time and I'm so glad for them to get a taste of their own medicine!
42. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
The trial is about the GSM Iphone 4 and Ipad 2. Verizons Iphone 4 is CDMA version and is not even included in the import ban because it does not infringe on the Samsung patent that got the ITC to put an import ban on the GSM version. So what stake does VZW have in all of this? Apple cant make VZW and Sprint pay more because the GSM verson (ATT and T-mobile among many others that use the GSM standard in thier cell networks) got banned from import.
45. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
And to be honest carriers that have the Iphone sign a contract with Apple for how many I phones Apple sells them. The carriers are on the hook to pay for the contracted amount that they agree to sell on thier network. I doubt if Appe were unable to secure the phones for the carriers to sell that the carriers would just blindly pay Apple for not holding up thier end of the contract.
47. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Apples be lawsuit against Samsung should have been vetod. They need to let this through or otherwise Samsung won't rest until they have some form of payback. This would only help diffuse the situation.