Also, I would stress that Sindome and it's cloning technology is not, in my opinion synonymous with Altered Carbon and it's clone technology. Don't get me wrong, I loved the book and the series but from what I can see the worlds headed in very different directions when it comes to this. Sure there are some parallels but also some differences in my opinion.
For example, in Altered Carbon it was common to be sleeved in a very different body then the one you were in last time. In fact, this was the budget option. In the books you'll see that the option of having a new you on ice was only done by the very rich.
Budget was whatever empty human was on hand. Low-mid was synthetics and choice empty humans. Mid to mid high were custom designer clones but these were like sports cars. They had makes and models and all in a series looked the same. And new you was high end and for rich people. And enhanced new you was for meths.
In Sindome the only legal option is a non-enhanced new you. Now, I'm sure that some VERY rich bakas or chummers who really work the system have managed to get customizations made to their clones or managed to get sleeved into a new body that wasn't just a copy of them. But this is like CEO level or plots that move the world.
It's also why I am not a fan of directly comparing the opening scene of Altered Carbon (the series) with your typical clone out in Sindome. We are not waking up in a completely different body with the traumatic memories of our death fresh in out minds. We are waking up in out own bodies with no memories of our death. One minute we are sitting in the pod and the next we wake up in the vats. Disorienting? Sure. Directly comparable to Altered Carbon? No.
And I guess that you COULD imagine deals brokered between the corps. It might be logical fir GeneTek to offer to auto-install nanos and chrome as ordered when you update, charge heavily and pay ViriiSoma and Saedor-Krupp for the privilege. But then you are taking the high possibility of getting players involved out of the picture and that is usually not something I am a fan of.
Anyways, just my 723 cents. :-P