• Apple considering embedded, programmable SIM for the iPhone



    According to anonymous sources, Apple is considering installing non-removable, programmable SIM cards in the next generation iPhone. For the iPhone consumer, this would be welcomed news since it would allow the user to have more control over what carrier they choose but for current iPhone carriers, this would be a nightmare.

    The SIM would come with a small amount of flash memory that would contain programming for the specified carrier. By doing this, the phone could easily be activated remotely in a store or via the web.

    Carriers are threatening to stop the subsidy of iPhones if Apple goes through with this plan. That could lead to a tremendous drop in iPhone sales since most devices sold are subsidized up to $400 or $500 from the carrier.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple considering embedded, programmable SIM for the iPhone started by maXimus View original post
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