Greg Kumparak, reporting for TechCrunch:
Whoaaa — here’s an interesting bit that went unmentioned in
today’s Apple announcement: Apple has seemingly built a SIM card
that lets you jump between AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile without
having to swap it out (or, more annoyingly, track down/purchase a
new SIM card when you want to switch carriers). Instead of
swapping the card, you just pick a new carrier through the
device’s on screen settings. As it should be!
Tucked into a page about the iPad Air 2’s wireless connectivity,
Apple calls the new SIM — aptly — “Apple SIM.”
Curious that Verizon isn’t in there. I wonder if that’s a technical compatibility issue with their network, or a strategic decision on Verizon’s part?
Personally, the international advantage alone means I wouldn’t even consider a Verizon model, even though I’m a Verizon iPhone customer with a shared family account.
★ Thursday, 16 October 2014