Sunday, February 13, 2011

Could Apple Be Your Next Phone Company?: Tech News and Analysis « [GigaOM]

Interesting times ahead for Apple iPhone service provider partners

Apple’s plans to once again change the dynamics of the mobile world are becoming clearer. Bloomberg reported today that the device maker has plans for a universal SIM card that I first reported on in October, and Apple is seeking a way to make it possible for consumers to pay for mobile access from multiple carriers via iTunes. The result of that hardware shift and business model change turns Apple into its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and puts Apple, instead of the carrier, in control of the customer relationship.

Could Apple Be Your Next Phone Company?: Tech News and Analysis «

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