Msg#: 4051759 posted 5:55 pm on Jan 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Is there any indication of whether Apple is mad?
Hard to say at this point because I learned something new about Android vs. iPhone.
Apple managed to get AT&T to share revenue with the iPhone, a pretty good feat.
Google is not only willing to give the OS away so providers can do whatever they want to the phone, but Google is willing to share ADVERTISING revenue with the phone companies and even give incentives to sell the phone which helps the cell companies subsidizing the phones.
So when the AT&T contract is up and Apple starts looking for similar revenue sharing from other cell companies they'll probably be mad then because Google/Android has seriously tainted the water.
Google is all about the ad revenue and Apple just bought some mobile ad company so I think Apple knows what's in store moving forward.