There isn’t any official confirmation on this just yet, so it’s best to take it with a pinch of salt. Reports are going around that Apple has ditched its plans to develop an integrated SIM card for the iPhone. It was previously speculated that Apple was considering such a move to be able to exclude carriers from the sale process, allowing customers to easily transfer their service from one carrier to another without the need to obtain a new SIM card or purchase a new device. If the reports are accurate, threats from European carriers to not subsidize the iPhone if Apple made such a move has resulted in the idea being dropped. This probably means that the way we purchase the iPhone won’t be changing anytime soon.