The idea of Apple launching a wireless service of their own is not a stretch of the imagination, but will they actually go through with it? That’s probably a better question to ask. While on paper it might seem like a good idea, industry strategist Whitney Bluestein seems to think that such a service could be launched by Apple in the near future. According to Bluestein, the stage has pretty much been set thanks to Apple’s own distribution channels, their digital contents portfolio, the customer base and also the 250 million or so credit card details they have on file which they can use to directly bill customers for use of their wireless service.
For those who might have forgotten, Apple had filed for a patent for network architecture back in 2006 suggesting that at one point, the Cupertino company did toy around with the possibility of launching a wireless service of their own. What do you guys think? Given Bluestein’s veteran status for managing strategic deals with AT&T, Intel, T-Mobile, Verizon, Microsoft, Nokia and Best Buy, his words are definitely worth taking into consideration, but what do you guys think? Could you picture Apple as being a wireless service provider?Related articles: