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Apple CEO defensive over iPhone impact on operator earnings

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 25 April 12

Tim Cook lists coveted handset's 'distinct advantages' as Apple reports another record set of quarterly results.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook took time to outline the benefits to carriers of stocking the iPhone during the company's quarterly investor call late Tuesday, amid concerns that high smartphone subsidies are eroding mobile operators' margins. "iPhone has some distinct advantages for the carriers over competing smartphones," he insisted. First of all, Cook claimed the subsidy that operators offer to prospective iPhone customers is &quot…

Apple chief executive Tim Cook took time to outline the benefits to carriers of stocking the iPhone during the company's quarterly investor call late Tuesday, amid concerns that high smartphone subsidies are eroding mobile operators' margins. "iPhone has some distinct advantages for the carriers over competing smartphones," he insisted. First of all, Cook claimed the subsidy that operators offer to prospective iPhone customers is &quot…

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