I'd meant to add, but forgot: the unlocking of the iPhone by a 3rd party also means, in addition to what I posted above, means that Apple did not break an exclusivity agreement with AT&T to sell phones to other carriers, or unlocked phones to other distributors (which might be interpreted as Apple being "in competition" with AT&T).
But now that it's been unlocked (but not by Apple nor AT&T or other overseas partner carriers), I see it as good for Apple... although on the surface it wouldn't seem so.
It does make one wonder if it all wasn't part of Steve's Master Plan... ;)
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