For a few years now, rumors of Apple developing an "iPhone" have captured the hearts and minds of Apple fanboys everywhere, and such a revelation, if proved true, may someday rival the relief that the IPTV industry is experiencing with the launch of Swisscom's Bluewin video-over-broadband service. Swisscom became the poster child for IPTV deployment delays during the past three years, as now infamous bugs in Microsoft's middleware, lack of bandwidth and a dearth of suitable set-top boxes plagued the operator's tortured rollout. According to a report from Light Reading, some insiders say the operator trialed the service with some of its customers, which went so terribly wrong that significant levels of churn resulted.
For more on Bluewin's woes:
- see this article from Light Reading