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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. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Apple is making the moves
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      sure sounds like it.
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      Me lo podían traducir en spanglish porfavor
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Yawn.
      Name one patent that Apple has implemented in the iPhone ever since 2008....?
    1. Ddaniel87's Avatar
      Ddaniel87 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      Me lo podían traducir en spanglish porfavor
      Dice que Apple quiere meter varias lineas de diferentes compañías celulares en el nuevo iPhone 5 asi podrás tener mayor control sobre tu iPhone sobre la elección de tus proveedores al momento de firmar el contrato. Todo esto con una patente de una tecnologia multisim.
    1. Butch123's Avatar
      Butch123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      Me lo podían traducir en spanglish porfavor
      Solo dice que quizás en el próximo iPhone Apple quiere dar el opción a le gente de cambiar de compañías a su gusto.
    1. AkkeDaBest's Avatar
      AkkeDaBest -
      It thought this site was for english speaking ppl. Cant understand a **** of what those mexicans are trying to say -.-
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      ey we ain't all mexicans (even though I am one) but not only English speaking ppl hav apple products so I think we all hav the right to be in the great mmi
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      The owners do ask politely that English be spoken on the site so other's know what is going on.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      +1 pacing I have mexican relatives. Freedom of speech ya know
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Let's start an all Wingdings thread.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Quote Originally Posted by Str4y View Post
      +1 pacing I have mexican relatives. Freedom of speech ya know
      Oh sorry cer0 never knew that
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      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 -.-
      So r u assuming that any one that speaks Spanish is Mexican? La ignitancia y la estupides ban de la Mano buddy
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      So r u assuming that any one that speaks Spanish is Mexican? La ignitancia y la estupides ban de la Mano buddy
      I mean la ignorancia lol
    1. greeneyes5066's Avatar
      greeneyes5066 -
      Personal opinion warning. If a thread is started in English then you should reply in English. And so on. If I walked up to you speaking English would you reply in Spanish? Doesn't make sense. Common courtesy people. Jeesh
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pancho paco View Post
      ey we ain't all mexicans (even though I am one) but not only English speaking ppl hav apple products so I think we all hav the right to be in the great mmi
      If u think MMi is great, we have a serious issue
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by ash3s2012 View Post
      So r u assuming that any one that speaks Spanish is Mexican? La ignitancia y la estupides ban de la Mano buddy
      Translation: the ignorants and the stupids ban shaking hands.

      That is deep, man
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by greeneyes5066 View Post
      Personal opinion warning. If a thread is started in English then you should reply in English. And so on. If I walked up to you speaking English would you reply in Spanish? Doesn't make sense. Common courtesy people. Jeesh
      Y should we listen to someone who says jeesh? Wat does that even mean?
    1. anmiller07's Avatar
      anmiller07 -
      Ok back on topic, I doubt this will make it on iPhone 5 (or 6 or 7 or 8) as described here.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Sounds good anyway...sounds! Many patents don't make the final cut. Apple giving more control...hahahaha we shall see about that.