It seems that some carriers around the globe now forcing Apple to open up its iPhone platform to them to fill up its dashboard with pre-installed applications, and some wants revenue share of AppStore apps. Apple is famous for its “no bloatware” policy that prevents the carrier from installing the pre-installed applications in their phone to help them in earning revenue from it.
According to the report of Wall Street Journal, Apple has been in talk with the Japan’s number first carrier on the availability of the iPhone’s latest model on their network for the million of subscriber. Apple and NTT DoCoMo have been trying to ink deal for the iPhone, but it appears that carrier wants some access on the iPhone dashboard to install their application, but as we know Apple is not going to fold on its most demanded policy of the iPhone.
We have already seen many times. Apple has been requested by carriers to give them access on the iOS dashboard to install application but every time Apple rejects the request, as they don’t want to make their iOS memory and data hog, as well as the pre-installed applications affects the iPhone and iPad performance overall. However, it is expected that Apple may not ink deal with NTT DoCoMo, just because of the demand of dashboard access, because they don’t want to open the platform for only one carrier, it seems that if Apple ever opened it to one carrier, others will also force Apple to open the platform for them too.
On the other side, it is a well-known fact that Asian Carriers with their billion of wireless carriers are one of the main targets to launch its device on their network, but at the same time it is also said that they will not drop their rule in order to get more subscribers.