quote: I agree that the co-star isn't that attractive.
quote: It seems relatively obvious that such demands were the realm of fantasy. Otherwise every television maker from Sony to LG would have to pay a slice to NBC, Fox and the other studios. The “iDevices” would have to pay cuts to Fox, ABC and many more. This is obviously an untenable business model, considering the drive for low cost expensive hardware that often is only slightly profitable at best.
quote: Even the iDevices and Wii I would marginally categorize as expensive hardware at low cost, as they aren't making much profit past covering their shipping, advertising, retailing, and warehouse fees.
quote: According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, AT&T is paying Apple an average of $18 a month for each iPhone customer. In other words, Apple receives $399 for each iPhone sold plus an additional $432 over the course of a two-year contract thanks to AT&T's exclusivity arrangement.
quote: This is obviously an untenable business model, considering the drive for low cost expensive hardware that often is only slightly profitable at best.