Apple has made it plenty clear it would like to control everything about your experience using the iPhone.
But does that include somehow excluding the carrier from the process? GigaOm reported today Apple has been working with Gemalto to create a special SIM card that would allow iPhone buyers in Europe to get their phone from an Apple Store or online and then activate them via the App Store. The report says that this is Apple's attempt at "cutting out the carriers."
The SIM card, of course, is a central part of any GSM phone. It holds … Read more