Apple Proposes Even Smaller SIM Card Standard

Apple Proposes Even Smaller SIM Card Standard

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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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Apple Proposes Even Smaller SIM Card Standard
[Normal SIM versus Micro SIM]

Pain Reaper - May 18, 2011 at 11:02am
The whole point is that a SIM card dousnt have to be bigger.. And this one is cheaper to create, causes less pollution and saves some extra space in the phone.. If te other lazy ass maker would use the same small size everyone would benefit from it..
Al Gorilla - May 18, 2011 at 1:36am
Oh I know: global warming!! Waste less plastic!!! :)
Gagan - May 17, 2011 at 10:50pm
Apple are just ediots nothing gonna happen with these little sim cards hackers they are gonna find there ways to use it
Don - May 17, 2011 at 8:52pm
Bring on the super small sim card ! Yeah Apple rules the world! Awesome XD
jay - May 17, 2011 at 4:58pm
Orange supports Apple. They should both go suck a banana.
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