engine - 2:25 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Apple Rumored To Be Working On A SIM To Enable User Choice of Carrier [gigaom.com]
Itís rumored that Apple and Gemalto have created a SIM card, which is typically a chip that carries subscriber identification information for the carriers, that will be integrated into the iPhone itself. Then customers will then be able to choose their carrier at time of purchase at the Apple web site or retail store, or buy the phone and get their handset up and running through a download at the App Store as opposed to visiting a carrier store or calling the carrier. Either way, it reduces the role of the carrier in the iPhone purchase. Gemalto and Apple have not responded to requests for comment. Iím also waiting to hear back from other sources to get more details.