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  1. Very interesting, I had always wondered how they were making money on the iPhone.

    Also, love the format of the post. Like reading a magazine.

  2. Wow, awesome post! Really love the format! Much more effective than 1000 word post.

  3. Don’t forget that the AT&T customer is not able to leave until after the 24 month period, so the revenue is guaranteed in a sense. Additionally, if you are longer terms customer, they are making money on you in terms of retention and acquisition costs. Think about the $99 iPhone 3G. That is likely making more money than the top of the line model.

    I doubt that many app developers are making a hell of a lot. It is a business, but selling apps can be unstable with a hefty up front investment. I tend to think that like the web, we’ll see a shift to more business critical application models. This includes publishing models and sales channels. I am getting a lot of interest as of late in the catalog space now that the urgency surrounded Android has subsided a bit. Although I am agnostic, there has been a shift of perception back towards the iPhone as the primary app platform.

    1. Interestingly the early termination penalty is 180 and goes down every month ..

      which means an early termination costs AT&T 170 bucks.

      So If we all got our iPhones and terminated the contract immediately AT&T is in ….

      I am sure they have some deal with Apple to cover that .. no?

  4. Very interesting/unique post!

    thanks.

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  9. Surprise, surprise!

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