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If I were to elaborate on every particular point, my posts would be even longer than they are now.  So, let me assume the Nokia patent is not just a patent for the design of the SIM, it goes into how the SIM works.  That being said, Apple's SIM design is change to the design, not the functioning electronics of the SIM, which Nokia would still hold the patent on. When you have young kids, broken phones are an expectation.  All my kids have pulled the sim or micro usb port...
First of all, I wasn't suggesting that there is only one reason Apple was proposing a change to the SIM standard.  Second, without reading the SIM patent(s) that Nokia holds, I wouldn't make assumptions that it's all about a design patent for the size and shape of a SIM.  Apple may have to pay a licensing fee regardless of the size/shape of the SIM, but again, I'm not reading Nokia's patents to confirm this.   My point is that Apple is one of the few companies out there...
What you are missing with the concept of the push push SIM with external SIM cover is the overall design of the phone.  Apple doesn't want, and rightfully so, to have the crappy, old-school, failure prone plastic cover that is connected by a rubber or synthetic living hinge.  It's a bad design, forces a certain look to the phone overall and is the wrong way to think about it.  Nokia was pissy about it because they have to posture so that they don't appear to be having to...
I agree - Apple needs to just push forward with the no-SIM option.  They have the clout to force the telcos to get in line.  Heck, the have the power to effect a change with other handset makers at this point.  Frankly, I think the idea of consumers being able to change from one provider to another won't result in great churn rates.  It will if the provider isn't providing good service, sure, but I'm not interested in changing providers just because.  And you'd think the...
Again, this is simply making the current design somewhat smaller - and the design that RIM and Nokia want necessitates the use of a slot cover.  This is not moving forward and it's one of the reasons why RIM and Nokia are not performing at the same level that Apple is.  Apple was right in wanting to move away from SIMs altogether.  They are not a lot different than the floppy drive, cd's, dvd's, etc.  These old-school businesses are holding onto the past and instead...
Nokia and RIM are suggesting the notched version - where you either have an exposed opening, or have to have a cover over the opening to protect it (or hide it behind the battery) - much like most non-Apple smartphones use today.  They're not looking to improve the overall aesthetic or design of their phones, they're using short-term, old, thinking for creating what has been done already.  I, personally, hate the trap doors with flimsy plastic "living" hinges that most...
For consumers, many will weigh the impact of early upgrade costs against the marketed benefits of the new iPhone.  Given the type of uptake Apple had with the 4S, chances are pretty good that people will buy, regardless of whether they're upgrade eligible, when this next iPhone is released.  I'm one of those consumers.  My wife, because we're on the family plan and I am the primary, is behind on upgrades.  When the new iPhone launches, either she'll take my upgrade or...
What they need, and what they're getting or going to get down the line is just more of the same.  They don't need new pencil pushers, product managers or bean counters.  They need creative people with vision to see beyond the paycheck or options they're getting.  But it won't happen because shareholders of most companies don't think that way and the people in place now don't think that way.  I'm guessing they're paying some high high priced consultants to tell them a...
The problem I see is how to improve customer flow and product layout if the issue is really just related to too many people coming through the doors.  It's not like Apple has new products to showcase in another section of the store.  It just comes down to how many tables of iPads, iPhones, MacBook's, etc each store can hold.  The back-end of the store, where the 3rd party products are always seems to be the place where customers who couldn't get to a table of product go,...
Sounds almost like one of the people I knew.  I sat in a board meeting with Bill grilling my then boss (and majority owner of the business) wearing an old undershirt and work jeans.  He clearly dressed how he wanted because he had the money and power to do so.  And in most non-business situations, he was as approachable as a farm hand (which is how he often dressed), but in tense business dealings, he was sharper than a razor blade and used his appearance to his advantage.
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