Editorial here five years after the iPhone. It brings together a bunch of related issues, including Apple, the carriers, and patents. http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/5/3138711/five-years-after-the-iphone-carriers-are-the-biggest-threat-to-innovation-editorial No real improvement is offered, though. Because of the interlocking issues and the underlying fundamental issue of limited spectrum, the U.S. is stuck with the carriers playing the same game year after year. So, what would bring real competition to the industry, make things more efficient, and lower cost? Ideas?