Apple Wants To Be Your Smartphone and Your Carrier

Apple Wants To Be Your Smartphone and Your Carrier

Following (again) in Google’s footsteps, Apple may create its own mobile virtual network operator, according “sources close to Apple” via Business Insider. Like Project Fi, Google’s attempt at an MVNO with its own Nexus 6, iPhone users would pay Apple directly for calls, texts, and data.

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumors and speculation — real and fabricated. BitStream collects all those whispers into one place to deliver your morning buzz.

It’s not exactly blindsiding that Apple would have carrier ambitions; the company’s been basically telegraphing the move for a few years now. As TechCrunch reported, Apple’s had at least a passing interesting in becoming an MVNO ever since applying for this patent back in 2006. Also, Apple’s new universal SIM, which debuted last year on the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, hints at its possible MVNO ambitions.

The good news: Apple supposedly wants to make the service available in the US and Europe. The bad news: It could be as long as five years before we even see any kind of a fruit-branded mobile carrier. [Business Insider]


Hololens shipping in a year? During a video interview with BBC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella let slip that the crazy-cool Hololens, the thing that makes Minecraft even more awesome, will be shipping a “V1” to developers “within the next year.” So for those of you who want Microsoft’s new faceputer ASAP, you’ll have to practice a little more patience. [BBC]

How the mighty have fallen: It’s very rare for Apple’s smartphone to ever slip to second place in anything, but that No. 1 spot in China now belongs to Xiaomi, a company once commonly accused of being an Apple copycat.

Windows 1o goes mobile: Windows 10 is here for PCs, but what about Microsoft’s lineup of Windows Phones? Well, here are the first ones to get the new software: Lumia 430, 435, 532, 535, 540, 640, 640 XL, 735, 830, 930. Strangely no 1020, 1320, or 1520 love, but with new Windows Phones planned for early September I wouldn’t run out and buy a new gadget just yet. [ZDNet]


What You Might Have Missed on Gizmodo

The Future Will Be Full of Lab Grown Meat

If It Weren’t For This Equation, You Wouldn’t Be Here

Police Body Cams Should Turn on Automatically, Says Richard Stallman

How Baseball Players Use Walk-Up Music Like a Performance Enhancing Drug

from Gizmodo http://ift.tt/1Dn4YOo
via www.EliteLimo.co

The post Apple Wants To Be Your Smartphone and Your Carrier appeared first on Elite Limo Blog.

from Elite Limo Blog http://ift.tt/1IDLWPA
via http://ift.tt/1cgcX3j

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s