Originally Posted by melgross
Ok, I see where our confusion is coming from.
And I think that there will be until the 6 pm on Friday.
Personally, I don't think that the iPhone has a SIM card. It doesn't need one even if it were a true GSM, which by the way, there is no international law that dictates it be there or has an impossible penalty if it weren't. It is simply a standard.
As for the iPhone, Steve has made a virual SIM. Just connect to your computer and it autmatically activates your iTunes which then syncs everything that you need or want, and does it better than the old fashioned card. I'll bet when the next generation iPhone appears, it will automatically update itelf.
Traveling with your iPhone won't be a problem once and if the country you are in has the iPhone/carrier. Bet it will simply be as easy at it will be here at home. Everything will sync, no need to rent or purchase a new phone and swap a SIM card. Just activate your iPhone and voila you are connected. Countries without? Watch the roaming charges.
One thing that we should all applaud is the immense planning and development of and to the launch of the iPhone. What Steve has done, and with the help of thousands of other, is launch a revolution on the scale of the invasion of Europe. In total secrecy, on time and with such tenacity wipe the competition off the map to put Steve on the cover of Time once again.
Jobs for President.