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I think there has ALWAYS been a power struggle between Apple and the carriers.
Wow. I want one. A $200 advertising machine.
I don't think there is any chance Apple would build their own network. It would take, what, 5 years before they got decent national coverage? In the meantime the existing carriers would do everything they could to kill the iPhone.
Another possibility is that Apple is already buckling to the pressure. Note the reduced prices across the large retailers. Something is going on there. I don't think it would happen under Jobs, but Cook is an unknown.
Does Apple or the carrier own the consumer more?