Currently, the most common formats are the mini-SIM (25 to 15 mm) and micro-SIM (15 to 12 mm).
Apple offers a "SIM cards" size of 12.3 by 8.8 mm. Visual contact on the map are the same as in the SIM-cards of previous generations. At the same time on the idea of development, nano-SIM can be used via an adapter to the communicators with the micro-SIM and mini-SIM.
It is noted that the project is similar to the prototype of the Apple SIM-card of the new model, which is demonstrated by the Giesecke & Devrient. The same company in 1991 developed the first standard SIM-cards.
|Nano-Sim Card Dimensions|
Which of the projects selected as the standard, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute will decide at a meeting in March. Lawyers for the iPhone and iPad manufacturer sent a letter to ETSI with a promise to open a third party all associated with the new SIM-card patent, if the project will be selected by Apple. Instead, the corporation requires the same from other patent holders.
|Nano-Sim card Prototype Dimensions ( Nokia vs RIM )|
What do you think ? Nano-SIM technology be vital in order to make the new iPhone models - slimmer ?