Apple to bypass carriers with iPhone SIM?

Caroline Gabriel/Rethink Wireless
28 Oct 2010
This would be a better strategy than Google's for Nexus One, which sought to establish a new handset brand and a new distribution platform all in one go, in the face of operator hostility.
The Gemalto SIM, according to Higginbotham's sources, is embedded in a chip that has an upgradeable flash component and a ROM area. The latter will contain data provided by Gemalto with everything related to IT and network security, except for the carrier information.
The flash component would then receive the carrier data prior to activation, with Gemalto providing the back end systems to support service and number provisioning.

This article originally appeared in Rethink Wireless 


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