Apple could be preparing to make switching your iPhone from one carrier to another easier though, as a recent patent awarded to them details a method in which Apple could wirelessly and remotely reprogram iPhones to work on different carriers.
The carriers still hold to much power over the consumer. They bait us with low phone prices and then milk us for two years. You want out? They have a huge ETF around our necks, just for that. Apple has been awarded a patent that allows for wireless reprogramming of iPhones to work on different carriers. Don’t know if or when this patent will get used, but I hope it’s soon.