Apart from revealingappleCo-founder and then-CEO Steve Jobs wanted to cut SIM slot from early model, Tony FaDELLIt also revealed that it mentioned support for CDMA cellular mobile network technology.
Looking back at the “pre-3G surfing era” (exposure age) that supported “air number writing”, we are not unfamiliar with this feature of CDMA devices (such as the Sprint version used by the editor).iPhone4 + China Telecom 3G network).
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The former Apple engineer recalls having to use all the market data available to persuade Jobs not to. The rationale is that this CDMA-based design will result in extremely low device adoption rates.
After all, for quite some time, the CDMA standard was not as competitive as the mature GSM ecosystem.
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Interestingly, with the popularity of eSIM technology, there have been many recent rumors that the upcoming “iPhone 15” series of smartphones are likely to “again” abandon the physical SIM card slot.
Earlier, Tony Fadell also talked about how Jobs wasiPod/ Some of the most controversial decisions made during the iPhone development phase, like the former CEO’s initial refusal to offer iTunes for PC (even though it’s a pretty nasty experience).