“We have not discussed nor do we have any plans to launch an
MVNO,” said an Apple spokeswoman in a statement on Tuesday.
So much for that.
Why get out in front of this with a flat-out denial, instead of their usual policy of ignoring rumors? My guess is to keep things amicable with the various carriers around the world. That’s always been the problem with this “Apple running its own phone service”. Ostensibly, as a handset maker, Apple is a partner with all the carriers around the world that support iPhone. They can’t compete against them while partnering with them. So I’m guessing Apple wants to signal, clearly, that they aren’t conspiring against their carrier partners.
★ Tuesday, 4 August 2015