Apple Alters Nano-SIM Design Proposal Following Criticism

May 9, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Hope at least some of you still remember the last time when we reported the conflict of opinion between major smartphone players like Nokia and Apple about the designs that should decide the future of today’s Subscriber Identity Modules or simply SIM cards.

There were a lot of differences in the designs submitted by Nokia and Apple with ETSI which is the standard body that will decide the design and thus future of the upcoming nano-SIM standard.

From the time when Apple made its design public, Nokia has criticized it by pointing out that Apple’s proposed design does not suit with the criterion put forward by ETSI.

Interestingly, it seems Apple is giving ears to its critiques as it has decided to modify the existing proposal on the design of the nano-SIM.

To get them a perfect nano-SIM design, iGiant has just put SIM maker Giesecke & Devrient to work on the design.

We are not sure if Apple actually wants to challenge Nokia’s claim that their design is technically superior with the new move.

However, they may need Giesecke & Devrient to zero in on a nano-SIM design that will not be disqualified at ETSI.

Though Nokia has to change its criticism on Apple’s nano-SIM design and find some new short comings, RIM’s accusation of Apple trying to run a coup on the ETSI decision in favor of them is still pending with the Cupertino giant.

However, it is sure that each of these companies has submitted designs that will give leverage to the future designs of their devices.

Shifting to nano-SIM standard from the present microSIM and normal SIM standards will give more internal real estate to phone makers which will help them make more efficient devices.

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