18 May '11, 8am

Apple plans smaller Sim card (via ST iPhone App)

Apple plans smaller Sim card (via ST iPhone App)

Apple has proposed a standardised Sim card smaller than those it currently uses in the iPhone and iPad to be able to produce thinner devices, an Orange executive said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AP APPLE has proposed a standardised Sim card smaller than those it currently uses in the iPhone and iPad to be able to produce thinner devices, an Orange executive said on Tuesday. The move by Apple to work with operators is symptomatic of warming relations as Apple, no longer a new market entrant, depends on mobile carrier subsidies to help it maintain high volumes of iPhone sales. A spokesman for European telecoms standards body (ETSI) confirmed Apple had made the proposal for the new standard for Sim cards, but a decision on starting the standardisation work, which can take more than a year, was not yet made. 'This process may take some time, up to a year or more, if there is strong ...

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