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Verizon iPhone: Were Big Red right to reject Apple?

We all know that Verizon is now trying desperately to get their hands on the iPhone, but did you know that they once had the chance to have the best selling smartphone but they rejected it. This seems like the biggest mistake that the Big Red has ever made — were they right to reject Apple?

You may be wondering why VZW threw away its chance to have the iPhone, and the simple answer is Steve Jobs. Social Media SEO explains that Apple’s CEO wanted too much control over the deal, and even wanted a cut from the profits made.

Apple did not like the idea of offering the iPhone to Verizon without applying certain limits, the Big red were having none of it and told Apple where to go. We wonder if they made the right decision — look how well AT&T have done from its iPhone exclusivity deal.

Verizon certainly did a number on its users; they are still unable to get the smartphone on the preferred network, but we hope that this will change this year. We recently reported that Verizon said that the chance of an iPhone on its network is Apple’s call.
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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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