There are many discussions around the design of circulating Nano-SIM cards, but there are now live photos of prototypes of SIM-cards of new generation proposed by Apple, Nokia and RIM.
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|
Nokia is going to release “nano-sim” 10 x 8 mm, while Research in Motion – size 11 x 9 mm. In contrast to the proposed Apple, these cards can not be placed in the old versions of mobile phones. But they are special notches, through which they will be held in the slot. It does not require the use of traditional paper tray.
|Nano-Sim card Prototype Dimensions ( Nokia vs RIM )|
Note that before Nokia made a sharp criticism of the Apple project. Company representatives noted that the “apple” card drawer is required. If you insert a card into the slot for a micro-SIM, it may get stuck, say the Finns.