France Telecom CEO Stephane Richard said during an interview with AllThingsD:
It was about the next iPhone as an Urgent situation and special case.
In general About Apple he added that Apple has been working for years on reducing the size of SIM cards because they need space in the phone. They even thought about a device without any SIM card, that is what is known as the e-SIM project.
We are going to work with them in order to standardize a new format of SIM which takes into accout our needs with security and authentication and also is compatible with their wishes in terms of size.I understood that the next iPhone would be smaller and thinner and they are definitely seeking some space.This is good evidence we can work properly with Apple people, Apple teams. In that particular case, we have been able to find, I think, a good answer which is good for everyone.
About iPad he confirmed the 3G iPad’s release without webcams.