May 6 2013, 8:58am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
Apple's fortune is seen highly connected with the success of the iPhone. iPhone sales have been under scrutiny lately. A new report on Bloomberg makes an interesting observation. Apple has not access to about 2.8 billion smartphone customers as deals with several large global carriers are not in place.
Among them are China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier and NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest carrier. Apple has agreements with about 240 carriers to sell the iPhone. Apple's demands are high and carriers need also have the appropriate infrastructure.
In this context the new rumored low-cost iPhone could become the key to unlock these 2.8 billion potential iPhone customers. Apple is likely offering less demanding distribution deals for carriers to bring the low-cost iPhone to the masses.
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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