According to Business Insider, the tech giant is exploring the launch of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service in the U.S. and Europe, which basically means they would pay an established telecommunications company to sell talk, text and data plans directly.
A potential jump into the wireless business would not be immediate. The report notes it could take at least five years before consumers would get close to seeing Apple roll out its own plans. And that's if they choose to do it at all.
This would not be the first time we've heard of a tech giant weighing a jump into the wireless service business. In April, Google unveiled Project Fi, its wireless service project that will run on the networks of Sprint and