Apple Has Plans For Smaller SIM Cards


According to Reuters, Apple has proposed a new smaller standard for SIM card design, to enable thinner and smaller designed products. The information comes from head of Orange, a wireless carrier in Europe:

“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,” she told the Paris leg of the Reuters Global Technology Summit.

Previously, there were rumours of a unified SIM coming from Apple that would eliminate SIMs altogether. The current iPhone 4 already utilizes microSIM cards, which are a almost half the size of conventional SIM cards.

What do you think? New smaller SIM cards coming our way? If there’s one company to adopt and invent a new SIM card it would be Apple.



  • iphonelover

    You know, the only problem I find with this blog is that it seems to report everything that is on other apple blogs after they report them. I wish they’d stick to information that relates to Canadian iPhone use and that’s probably with respect to what carriers are doing. 

  • Drocass

    Guess you will be leaving then. Cya!

  • Drocass

    Smaller sims still?!?
    Change from telus to Rogers sim and pray to God you don’t drop it or it’s lost forever lol. I’m all for the idea of just build then in to the iPhone and let you activate them to a carrier of your choosing through iTunes or something

  • Dennis

    I totally disagree with you. This is the only site that stays open on my phone. I just click the next arrow each day to read new blogs. I’m an iPhone owner and fan. I want to know about everything and anything iPhone related. And yes… even about the white one, lol

    Gary and the team do an excellent job and the fact that they are the ONLY dedicated Canadian iPhone information reporters, keeps me coming back for more.

  • Ex


    *wipes tear from eye*