14B? That's no chump change...sounds like they're goona have a limp for awhile.
They took a large bet and it didn't pay off. Too bad this didn't happen to AT&T. Verizon is going to be more reserved and less likely to take chances for awhile.
At first I thought it said 14 Million...but then when I realized it was Billion...Holy Crap!!! That is a lot of money even for a giant like Verizon.
i doubt the will stop selling it but apple needs to be careful as well. Agreements like these could cause them to lose favor with carriers and thereby making harder for apple to get another agreement like it and therefore getting backlash to where that carrier(being verizon in this case) may not want to sell it for them.