Even Smaller SIM Card For iPhones

Apple had quietly submitted a new request to request for an even smaller SIM card, that will be used for it’s iPhones and iPads. This could lead to an even thinner iDevices as early as next year.

French carrier, Orange already approved the plan and now busy preparing for the new SIM card storm. She states “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. They have done that through the standardization route, through ETSI, with the sponsorship of some major mobile operators, Orange being one of them.”

The current standard, a micro-SIM, is 15 mm by 12 mm and 0.76 mm thick. How much thinner can they get, and would it really make a difference in terms of iDevice thickness? Let me know in the comments.


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