Apple Proposes SIM Card Designs Smaller Than micro-SIM

Posted May 17, 2011

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has submitted a proposal for a standardized SIM card design that is smaller than the micro-SIM card that is being used on the iPhone 4 and iPad. French telecommunications company Orange has agreed to support the new proposed standard.

“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,” stated Orange head of mobile services. Anne Bouverot. “They have done that through the standardization route, through ETSI, with the sponsorship of some major mobile operators, Orange being one of them.”