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Will Apple dictate iPhone 5 to Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T?

We can remember a few years back when Sony came up with the slogan “ Do not underestimate the power of the PlayStation”, well it seems as though this also applies to the iPhone. Never before has a handset demanded so much attention, and there are rumors that the iPhone 5 could dictate certain standards to Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

Apple has never been one to back down, this was evident back in 2007 when they refused to agree to the terms that Big Red wanted to set, which is why they went with AT&T instead. However, with Verizon now on board, it is only a matter of time before Sprint gets the iPhone, as T-Mobile is now part of AT&T so they do not count anymore.

Apple now only has to mold three carriers, but what will they try to persuade them to do? Well the first would be “Nirvana”, which means that Apple would want to make their iPhone compatible with all carriers, something that has been hard to do in the past, but Apple could be just the company to make this happen — only because of the might of the iPhone.

The likes of Sprint would be stupid not to agree to what Apple wants, as they will be the only carrier without the iPhone 5, which is not something that they would want in 2011. Knowing that they might be the only one not to offer the iPhone 5 to their customers might not go down too well.

These carriers hate to be told what to do, but times are changing and there has never been a handset like the iPhone that holds so much power in the industry. Will Apple be able to dictate what it wants with the iPhone 5 to Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T?

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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