AT&T is constantly finding itself on the hot seat as Apple’s exclusive iPhone partner in the United States, particularly for comments made last week that inferred that iPhone data hogs may soon pay more if they use more. But now, the company seems to be backing off of that unpopular stance.
Uh-oh, it looks like the teed-off pranksters behind this Friday’s “Operation Chokehold” may really have something to get mad about now: Word is out that AT&T has actually spent less on network construction every quarter since the iPhone’s debut.
Super-stardom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, as Apple has discovered with its immensely popular iPhone since it debuted in 2007. If it’s not the target of ill-gotten patent lawsuits, it’s taking heat for just about everything else. Now, a New York Times article is suggesting that the device is responsible for all of AT&T’s problems as well.
It has been two years (and counting) since the first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, but that first device sent a shockwave through the cell phone industry that is still recovering from the aftermath.