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  • Apple Secures Patent for Wireless Activation


    At this point, Apple could very well have its own parking space outside of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The Cupertino, California company has been awarded yet another interesting patent, this time relating to the wireless activation of its mobile devices.

    All told, this week alone, the US Patent and Trademark published a series of 18 newly granted patents for Apple, though the one most people are talking about is the patent that "relates to methods and systems for service provider activation in mobile iOS devices."

    According to one aspect of the invention, the service provider signing process may be repeated for different SIM cards such that more than one activation ticket may be stored on the device. Each activation ticket stored on the device corresponds to one of the SIM cards that were inserted into the device during the signing process. In this manner, the mobile device may be prepared for activation with different service providers corresponding to the different SIM cards used during the signing process (as long as the subscriber accounts with those service providers are still valid at the time of activation).
    Simply put, if the technology described above is to be found in the iPhone 5, then buyers of the 5th generation smartphone will have the option to switch between networks. If this happens, it would certainly take carriers down a peg in terms of the influence they will respectively exert over the next generation iPhone.

    With few major updated features expected in the iPhone 5, many believe that Apple will, instead, focus on giving owners more control over their iPhone. Certainly, if the wireless activation and associated features contained in Apple's slate of new patents are implemented, the iPhone 5 will clearly represent a step in the right direction for returning greater control to iPhone owners.

    Source: Patently Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Secures Patent for Wireless Activation started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. fmbar00's Avatar
      fmbar00 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Translation: the ignorants and the stupids ban shaking hands.

      That is deep, man

      Google translate is not that good at all,

      why do you waste time searching to translate if dont want us to reply in other languages???

      stop annoying people and simply do not answer.


      just wandering, "jailbreakGenius" did you created any jailbreak method??
    1. Squeaky369's Avatar
      Squeaky369 -
      Wow... So Apple is finally doing something that other devices could do for a long time; "Over the Air" activations, been around for awhile. Good Job Apple; your catching up with the rest of the world.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      If u think MMi is great, we have a serious issue
      Why can MMi not be great? If you don't like it then why come on?

      Wireless activation would be nice.

      Quote Originally Posted by fmbar00 View Post
      Google translate is not that good at all,

      why do you waste time searching to translate if dont want us to reply in other languages???

      stop annoying people and simply do not answer.


      just wandering, "jailbreakGenius" did you created any jailbreak method??
      Lol! Nice!
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AkkeDaBest View Post
      It thought this site was for english speaking ppl. Cant understand a **** of what those mexicans are trying to say -.-
      He was just asking to somebody to explain him what was it about, because he didin't understand what he was saying, he wasn't giving his opinion about the thread. Don't worry he wasn't talking about you. He was just asking for one translator. I wonder how you knew he was from Mexico. Just curious.
    1. tivoselecta's Avatar
      tivoselecta -
      So what exactly does this do for anyone? What "activation" are we talking about? Apple's ability to tell me what cell carrier to use isn't exactly giving me more options.

      I miss the days of just popping a new sim in my phone and that was it... no activation, network just pops up and you go... Oh wait... that's totally what I do, thanks to jailbreak and ultrasn0w...
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      Quote Originally Posted by tivoselecta View Post
      So what exactly does this do for anyone? What "activation" are we talking about? Apple's ability to tell me what cell carrier to use isn't exactly giving me more options.

      I miss the days of just popping a new sim in my phone and that was it... no activation, network just pops up and you go... Oh wait... that's totally what I do, thanks to jailbreak and ultrasn0w...
      but u still hav to worry bout wut fw it is on n to make sure u don't update n so on
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Do you really need a patent for a device to connect to Wifi/3G and phone home to Apple?
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      This is what I understand if Im wrong please explain me, Apple need a patent so they can activate the iPhone like ATT do when they activate it when you buy it. Am I right?
    1. iphoneadam's Avatar
      iphoneadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      Me lo podían traducir en spanglish porfavor
      Yo tengo un gato grande en me pantelones. Y yo necesito una gardener para mi casa
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      With few major updated features expected in the iPhone 5, many believe that Apple will, instead, focus on giving owners more control over their iPhone.
      I'll believe it when I see it.
      Apple is known for grabbing control on your device for as long as it can, you would have to pry control from Apple's cold dead hands.
    1. creasy425's Avatar
      creasy425 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post
      With few major updated features expected in the iPhone 5, many believe that Apple will, instead, focus on giving owners more control over their iPhone.
      Yeah right! Apple will give people more control of their devices right about the time saddam hussien is awarded a post humus nobel peace prize.
    1. fmbar00's Avatar
      fmbar00 -
      I'll try to help:


      Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      Me lo podían traducir en spanglish porfavor
      Can you translate for me please??


      Quote Originally Posted by iphoneadam View Post
      Yo tengo un gato grande en me pantelones. Y yo necesito una gardener para mi casa
      iphoneadam
      "We would like you to write in english, but since you are asking in spanish means that you dont know english well enough to write and understand this language, I would like to translate this for you, but I am in hurry to go to the restroom because I just pissed in my pants."

      "gato= cat (hairy animal)
      pantalone= pant
      gardener= the one who take care of plants, like giving water to them

      hairy animal+pant+water= bathroom??