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Macworld revenue lines

MacWorld carried this 4 years ago:

Will the iPhone become the Unity device of the future? There’s real potential. AT&T is wiring fiber-optic lines to neighborhood control points across its territory, in the hopes of delivering a competitor to cable and satellite TV—it owns the largest mobile carrier in the US; it owns more landlines than any other carrier; and it has more DSL customers than any other carrier.

iPhone could be something so far beyond what appears to be the coolest device ever designed by Apple and used for telephony. It could actually be the first device to fulfill the promise of convergence—the first device, that is, that hasn’t appeared exclusively in TV ads showing a glorious future.

From the sales figure it seems that people are buying into this prophecy. But look at the trends in the iPad. It may be that convergence is a fleeting signpost.

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Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

July 20, 2011 at 3:33 am

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