An Apple patent filing spotted this week by AppleInsider details how Apple could allow iPhone users to comparison shop for the carrier of their choice and switch between carriers at will all from the iPhone without changing SIMs.
In “Method and Apparatus for Using a Wireless Communication Device with Multiple Service Providers,” Apple says that, currently, mobile phone manufacturers must ship customized phones for each service provider. A more efficient means of handset distribution would be to ship one blank slate “world” iPhone with an embedded SIM that works on all ca…
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Patent filing suggests iPhone owners could “comparison shop” providers