Sources: FOSS Patents, The Verge, IDG, Financial Times
quote: There was an earlier story on Phonearena about the Apple SIM. There was a chance that Apple would become the standard and they would hold a patent on SIM cards... and well, you know what would happen.I'd rather Nokia or RIM create the new standard than Apple. Of course there's no real good reason to create a new standard in the first place.
quote: NO ONE here appreciates your opinion!
quote: Learned their lesson? If only. Apple was as greedy then as they are today.
quote: Why do you bring up FW as an example when they have done the exact opposite strategy for over a decade?
quote: A smaller SIM isn't (assuming you meant isn't here) only a benefit to Apple's own mobile devices, which is why they aren't putting a license fee on it. They want it everywhere, meaning it becomes an inevitability in future iPhones which are then smaller and make better use of the internal space.
quote: Because it's one that makes them look bad. Duh :)
quote: Also given their current legal war against the tech industry at-large, people are probably understandably suspicious that Apple has such selfless aspirations at heart.Yeah lets adopt a standard from a company who's most likely to turn around and sue you for your use of it? No thanks.
quote: Oh yay, trolling for FOSS (which is so unabashedly pro-Apple) and supporting the fruit company as if Tim Cook's paying you to astroturf these threads.Enjoy your zombie-flavored Kool-Aid, douche.
quote: In other words, Nokia's saying, "pick our standard or no one gets a nano-SIM."
quote: If Apple cheats to win the contest, we will torpedo thier standard.
quote: I ain't complaining coz apple is trying to make something better , but coz they patents such silly things like removing a few cm of plastic or having a sliding action to unlock (or any of their other stupid patents) which are more design and less tech. If any other company does it is considered anti competitive practice but apple gets away with it.
quote: All SIM characteristics are patented. The alternative version is patented in just the same way by other companies. Apple offered to enter a formal agreement to make any patents it held in relation to the new SIM design available to all royalty free. The bogey man is only scary if you keep your eyes covered.
quote: How you can look at what's happening in this "Sim Battle" and be ok with Apple's standards and business practices, and them come on singing their praises simply dumbfounds me.
quote: Tony, your rose tinted glasses in regards to Apple, I believe stop you from objectively looking at an article and weighing in on it in a non biased manner.The moral backlash against Apple and their business practices is well founded -:
quote: We all get that you love Apple's products,user interfaces and profitability, but defending them in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary that they are against everything that is good for the industry and the consumer is getting a bit long in the tooth.
quote: whose opinions have almost no consequence