Apple's appetite is worrying mobile operators worldwide.
And not only.
The smokescreen of a new connector, size and definition of the new screen will be enough to overshadow the threat that precise yet every day for mobile operators : the disappearance of the SIM card.
On ISO format in the years 2000 to micro and nano and now (obtained torn by Apple), the SIM card is the last bastion of mobile operators, which materialize the subscription and provided to their customers.
Technical interest of the french inventor Moreno is central to the GSM standard as we know, but it contains nothing could escape integration directly into the terminal.
My personal opinion is that this logic is included in the strategic trajectory of Apple for a while.
Imagine you just bought the new iPhone, you put it into service without SIM card inside. The terminal scans the available wireless networks (such as when you're roaming) and asks you to choose your operator (one to which you are subscribed) ... or to subscribe via your iTunes account.
My belief is that Apple will negotiate wholesale rates with each operator, remunerate them for the use of their network, but the subscriber has chosen his final package in iTunes and will be billed monthly by Apple.
Its main competitor Google can not ignore follow, especially since it is not the worst position to sell packages on the Internet or from a mobile SIMLESS under Android.
We will be facing two giants will harness the entire value chain of the mobile ecosystem, from the terminal, use voice / SMS / data and applications.