I think time of Apple controlling Carriers and getting everything they want is coming to an end. There is an interesting article on CNet and I have read it in a few other places says that one reason Apple is not being allowed on the China Mobile Carrier is that the carrier wants a bigger peice of the pie, and some profits from Apple's online stores related to phone and sales from their 700 Million potential customers that Apple is trying to land in China Mobile. I personally think the days of Apple writing deals like they did with Sprint, are done, the iPhone is not the only game in town anymore and not every carrier has it, yet they sell a ton of other phones. I think Apple will have no choice but to cut smoother deals with carriers for their phones. The days of Apple controlling carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint like a dog on a leash are over.