Friday, May 20, 2011

Apple proposes smaller SIM card

Apple proposes smaller SIM cardApple has now proposed a smaller standardized SIM card than is currently used, allowing its iOS devices to be marginally thinner.

UK carrier Orange seems to support the proposal:

We were quite happy to see last week that Apple has submitted a new requirement to (European telecoms standards body) ETSI for a smaller SIM form factor -- smaller than the one that goes in iPhone 4 and iPad.

They have done that through the standardization route, through ETSI, with the sponsorship of some major mobile operators, Orange being one of them.

Processing would take some time, but thew first devices using those SIM cards could be out next year.

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