The iPhone is being informally reviewed by the Department of Justice. No, it is not because of its recent rash of catching a bad case of the zits (pimples for those of you who were lucky enough not to get the zits during Jr. Hi and High School) as I reported in an earlier post.
Apple is not being investigated for anything that did wrong. I know, most of you are probably shocked for me not blaming Apple, but they are in the right on this one. No, they have not moved politically to the right; they will probably always remain to the left side of the political spectrum. They are in the right as compared to being in the wrong.
Apple was smart when they marketed the iPhone in the United States. They partnered with AT&T, one of the larger networks in the United States, if not the world. Businesses partner with other companies all the time to make their products more available and more robust and cost-effective.
If you buy an iPhone in the United States, you need to use AT&T’s cellular network. That’s it. If you do not like it, buy some other product. Many people did not like this arrangement and they did buy something else, like a blackberry Touch or a Palm touch-screen phone/PDA. A whole lot more bought the iPhone, despite being locked into a 2-year agreement with AT&T.
This is the way it should be in America. The people will drive the market place. If the iPhone was not that good or the partnership with AT&T (i.e. like me, like my dog!) was unbearable, Apple would have been left holding a whole bunch of pretty iPhones, zits or not, and would have a fire sale and gone on to greener pastures (capitalistically, not environmentally speaking.
All was fine until a few companies that did not have robust enough business plans and products to be able to compete, decided to complain. They went to the DoJ and complained loud. From the way I see it, the Obama administration’s Marxist and anti-capitalist views seeped into the DoJ. Now the DoJ is investigating to see how they can break up this successful partnership.
Oh well, they took over banks and a car company, so why not Apple?
By the way, you can unlock your iPod and use it on any carrier you choose; you just void Apple’s warranty by changing the software a wee bit.