“Stephane Richard knows a thing or two about the iPhone,” Ina Fried reports for AllThingsD.
“In addition to carrying one of Apple’s iconic smartphones, Richard is also the CEO of France Telecom, whose networks carry traffic from more iPhones than any other carrier except AT&T. France Telecom, with its Orange brands, sells the iPhone in 15 countries,” Fried reports. “‘They just created smartphones with the iPhone,’ Richard said during an hourlong chat over breakfast at the W Hotel in San Francisco last week. ‘Everybody should be grateful to them to have put such a product in our market.'”
Fried reports, “On working with Apple on smaller SIM cards [Richard said]: ‘We are going to work with them in order to standardize a new format of SIM which takes into account our needs with security and authentication and also is compatible with their wishes in terms of size. I understood that the next iPhone would be smaller and thinner and they are definitely seeking some space.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]