“Apple’s 2015 iPhone update will purportedly add some features introduced in the iPad Air 2 last year, including an upgrade to 2 gigabytes of RAM and the possibility of pre-installing the Apple SIM, giving users the ability to select a carrier on their own out of the box,” AppleInsider reports citing “a person familiar with Apple’s future product plans, who has provided reliable information in the past.”
“Additional RAM would allow iOS to leave background tasks and tabs in Safari open for longer without a need to reload or refresh,” AppleInsider reports. “But additional RAM can also come with costs to battery life, as memory constantly consumes power.”
“The same source also told AppleInsider that Apple is strongly considering shipping its next-generation handset with the Apple SIM pre-installed,” AppleInsider reports. “That piece, which also made its debut with the iPad Air 2, allows consumers to sign up for mobile data plans from any participating carrier directly from the Settings app without long-term contracts and to switch providers at any time.”
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MacDailyNews Take: More RAM? Yum! Apple SIM? The carriers are going to have a collective cow.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]
The carriers would actually have to deliver good service to earn our business. What a concept!
I remember a time when you could open several web pages on the iPad 2 and iOS 5, without refresh. At this time, I can’t leave a single page open and go to look up something else, without coming back and a forced refresh, even on iPhone 6 Plus and iOS 8. Makes writing, impossible. In particular, MDN, your web page is living hell. Writing ibilty, and Safari’s performance on iOS, is atrocious. Nothing works, can’t select, copy, paste, spell check, look up. It’s flat broken, even worse, once in a blue moon, it does work.
Apple SIM? I like it.
So, would these Apple SIMs be free of the problems that other SIMs have since the maker was broken into and their numbers are now open to all (more or less-at least the NSA and British Spys)?
If you can have one SIM that then allows you to switch to multiple different providers why do we need them at all? A sim is essentially just a chip with some data on it, why can’t that be built into the hardware, or even just controlled completely in software? It is essentially just telling your phone what your network is and who you are so it can send and receive calls. That’s essentially just account info that you would use for any other sort of service.