I had a theory years ago that Apple were going to disinter-mediate the carriers … and zilch.
How they do it … I don’t know … but it has to be on their radar.
“While Apple’s stated goals will be only iMessage and Find My, followed by IoT, in the longer run Cupertino plans to dis-intermediate the mobile carriers — becoming themselves a satellite-based global phone and data company. That will require shifting over additional Globalstar bandwidth plus launching another 300-600 satellites, so it is several years away but IS coming.”
💬 Robert Cringely