8/5/2015 3:15:00 PM
Apple says ‘no’ to launching its own MVNO
Apple has denied claims that it is planning to launch MVNO.
The manufacturer was reported to be testing a mobile service in the US, as well as engaging in talks with European Operators, according to Business Insider.
Apple have since denied such plans, a spokesperson said: ‘We have not discussed nor do we have any plans to launch an MVNO.’
Apple’s reported move into the MVNO market follows its step into the UK mobile payments space, after launching Apple Pay last month. It also comes after Google launched its own stateside MVNO earlier this year. Project Fi partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile after the company insisted it would not compete with mobile operators.
Apple’s MVNO reports came off the back of Apple’s Q3 results, in which it sold 48m iPhones in the three months through to June. The manufacturer revealed smartphone revenues of $31.4bn, contributing 63% of its total sales.