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Apple Proposes Even Smaller SIM Card Standard

Apple Proposes Even Smaller SIM Card Standard

Posted May 17, 2011 at 1:31pm by iClarified
Apple has proposed a new standard for SIM cards that is even smaller than the micro-SIM, according to Reuters.

"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," said Anne Bouverot, Orange's head of mobile services.

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


Bouverot says the process will take some time; however, devices that utilize the new SIM card standard could be available by next year.

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Adcpolo
Adcpolo - May 18, 2011 at 1:36am
Oh I know: global warming!! Waste less plastic!!! :)
Don
Don - May 17, 2011 at 8:52pm
Bring on the super small sim card ! Yeah Apple rules the world! Awesome XD
mike
mike - May 17, 2011 at 2:41pm
so if i buy unlocked iphone it will be useless where the hell i will be able to find a compatible simcard when i travel. apple apple more control !!!!!!
Mimshack tee
Mimshack tee - May 17, 2011 at 2:14pm
Why? Why? Why? And What is there to be happy about here? Am I missing something....anybody???
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