European Carrier start stocking up Nano-SIM to prepare for the Next iPhone (like The New iPad) launch, which looks imminent, however, there have been no official announcement from Apple yet.
The report states, “Since Apple has succeeded in getting a newer, smaller nano-SIM standard passed, Europeans carriers are now reportedly placing orders for the tiny new chips in anticipation of the launch. The Financial Times says it’s because carriers don’t want to get caught flat-footed again, the way they were when Apple switched to micro SIMs with the original iPad and later, the iPhone 4.”
The Financial Times report states: “One informed person said that the major networks were keen to be ahead of demand this time, however. He added that the iPhone 5 was likely to be similar sized as the iPhone 4 although slimmer and with a fully metal body.”
Apple had aimed for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to recognize their proposed nano-SIM format as the next standard of SIM cards, as opposed to the traditional SIM cards and Micro-SIM cards; Micro-SIM are being adopted by Motorola and Nokia too. After facing stiff competition, their new proposed standard for SIM cards has been approved.
The report by iMore goes on to state, “The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is what’s used by GSM carriers (including LTE carriers) to provide network service to a phone, tablet, or other cellular devices. The nano-SIM contains the same chip as the micro-SIM found in the current iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, and all models of iPad, as well as the mini-SIM found in the iPhone 3GS and other phones. The plastic packaging around it is simply almost completely gone, which means the tray that holds it can be smaller, which means it takes up slightly less space inside the device.”
Here is what can be expected from iPhone 5.
What do you think about the Nano-SIM, also what do you expect from the Next iPhone from the Cupertino Company?
The DNetWorks Team