We have heard rumors in the past that Apple were interested in becoming a mobile carrier or MVNO and offering mobile contracts to their customers, now Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that this is something that they don’t want to do.
The new of the possible MVNO emerged around August of last year, at the time Apple denied that they were working on their own carrier service.
Now Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that becoming an MVNO or offering their own carrier service is not something that Apple is planning.
Our expertise doesn’t extend to the network. We’ve worked with AT&T in the US, O2 in the UK, as well as T-Mobile and Orange, and we expanded as we learned more. But generally, the things Apple likes to do, are things we can do globally.
We don’t have the network skill. We’ll do some things along the way with e-SIMs along the way, but in general, I like the things carriers do.
Source 9 To 5 Mac