why doesnt the iphone have an att logo on it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daisuke07, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. daisuke07 macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2008
    i know itd make it ugly but im just wondering
  2. macduke macrumors 603


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Because Steve Jobs pwned Randall Stephenson and made him his bi..... :D

    Seriously though, Apple actually cares about aesthetics and I'm sure that was near the top of the agreement. Same reason they don't put Intel stickers on their Macbook lines. People buy Apple because 1. It works and 2. It is made by Apple and looks amazing. The :apple: is a fashion statement. People don't want crappy corporate logos on their beautiful, work of art iPhone.

    I'm an art student and that was one of the biggest gripes with my older cell phones. Plus they are usually stamped on cheaply or stickers that peel off leaving weird marks. It was nasty and I hated it! Blah!!
  3. drakeshipway macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2008
    Oakville, Ontario
    i'd have to agree,
    the logo ruins the look of the phone, and apple probably didn't want this.

    also, it's sold in so many countries, advertisements and boxs would all have to be different.
  4. Foxtrot Oscar macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Sure is...

    O2 in the UK.
    3 in Hong Kong.

  5. sergiuria macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    Near a bunch of T-Rex
    This wouldn't be Apple's job. The company (AT&T, O2, you name it) is the one that places this sticker on the phone, not the actual company that produces the phone
  6. Jeremy W macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    Maybe some small-time cellular providers do it themselves. But I guarantee AT&T, Verizon, etc... are not the ones physically putting their logos on the phones. The manufacturers do it.
  7. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2008
    I highly doubt they would open every box.. place a ugly sticker and put it back in... I can almost gaurentee apple would have made them sign a agreement saying they wouldn't.... Apple most likely spent a good chunk of change getting this phone designed... they wouldn't want a provider to stick a sticker on...
  8. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    When my screen is on, I see AT&T on the top left menubar. That's enough labeling, don't you think?
  9. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2008
    as a consumer yes... this is the first cell phone I've had that doesn't have the carrier logo on it anywhere besides on the screen...
  10. millar876 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    Peterhead, Scotland UK
    the same reason macs don't have a fugly 'Intel inside' sticker on them
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'm assuming it was part of Apple's terms for a contract. I really have no idea why phone companies feel the need to brand the freaking phones in the first place. Does anybody using a phone not know who their service is through?
  12. Jeremy W macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    It's not for the subscriber, it's for other people to see.

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