A friend recently commented that Apple doesn't seem to be active in 3GPP (but they are a member), the standardization body responsible for the development and evolution of GSM, UMTS and LTE. That is an interesting observation as not participating at 3GPP meetings means they don't have much of a say in future advances of the cellular radio interface and so perhaps see cellular connectivity pretty much as a commodity for their business in a similar way as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. What about HTC, how active are they in 3GPP? Any others, that could potentially be in the same category? And yet another question on this subject, which standards bodies is Apple active in?