Apple is Granted Mini-SIM Connector Patent

Posted December 26, 2012 at 1:42am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10807 views

Apple today was granted a patent for a Mini-SIM connector that allows for easy removal and replacement of SIM cards.

Connectors that may allow SIM cards to be easily removed and replaced, may be resistant to damage by an improper insertion of a SIM card, and may provide reliable mechanical performance. One example may provide a plunger system where a user can push on a plunger rod and eject a SIM card. Another example may provide contacts that are not damaged by improper insertion of a SIM card. Another example may provide a plastic housing, the housing reinforced by a metallic shield and having a relatively uniform thickness

Engadget suggests that "by securing the patent, however, Apple gains a bargaining chip in phone technology disputes, especially for SIM-related tussles; companies are less likely to start a fight if Apple can return fire."

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asskicker - December 26, 2012 at 4:56pm
Fuck all of you dub fucks who responded previously ! your all a bunch of ignorant assholes lol.
Psama Vin Lazen - December 26, 2012 at 9:26am
PPFFUCK u Craaple. Others can make it too and just with little difference.
Billy Bob - December 26, 2012 at 9:12am
Haha .. this is so pathetic by apple .. they are patenting something that most of their own users cannot use because they cannot use another carrier sim in their iPhone because its locked to a network ... The main reason people change sims is because they want to use another carrier sim, on holiday or when travelling for example ...
Audi RS8 - December 26, 2012 at 6:25am
that sucks... so they wanna own every, or as much patent they can own to make every body else harder or sue or something or what??? I been apple user for at least 10yrs but now I'm getting sick of this crap with Tim...
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