“Like a bug that lies dormant and waiting in a remote corner of the body, the Apple MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) virus periodically re-emerges to enflame our dreams,” Jean-Louis Gassée writes for Monday Note.
“Apple has no business getting into the MVNO fray,” Gassée writes. “Still, the virus is alive and never far from the surface. Last week, Business Insider contracted the rash and quickly contaminated others on the Web with this rumor… Apple almost never comments on rumors but, this time, and with uncharacteristic speed (24 hours, in the middle of touchy carrier negotiations?), the company unequivocally denied any MVNO plans.”
“Well… This gave me an idea for a better fantasy, one that fulfills Wired’s injunction, but without getting into the messy carrier business,” Gassée writes. “A carrier-independent iPhone, with a soft SIM and Apple-endorsed financing is still a fantasy… but it’s more believable than Apple getting into the MVNO business.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, the Apple SIM does indeed lie at the heart of Apple’s future iPhone and iPad plans.