Re: AT&T to begin unlocking off-contra
ct iPhones this Sunday, April 8th
04-08-2012 10:16:05 AM
Kind of curious about this Tim Cook thing. If true, does this mean that all along Apple could have simply asked AT&T to unlock the phone and they would have done it? If so, did no one ever write to Steve Jobs and ask for an unlock (I can't imagine that being true)? Or was Steve Jobs not interested in allowing unlocks no matter how many people asked and it took a change of leadership at Apple to make it happen?
I think that it's more of a competition (yay!) thing than an Apple thing. Now that you have other carriers unlocking for international use only, AT&T stood to lose out on this one. I know that there are plenty of other phones for people to use, but many people "have" to have an iPhone.
This is exactly why I'm glad that the acquisition of T-Mobile did not go through.