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iPhone 5’s New Nano-SIM Tray Gets Pictured

iPhone 5’s New Nano-SIM Tray Gets Pictured

This is the nano-SIM tray your iPhone 5 will carry.

After getting its nano-SIM (4FF) proposal approved by the ETSI earlier this year, Apple’s new technology was always going to make its debut in the sixth-generation iPhone. And in case you needed proof of that, here are several pictures of the new iPhone’s nano-SIM tray up against the iPhone 4S’s micro-SIM tray. As you can see, it’s significantly smaller this time around, measuring less than a centimeter wide.

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ETSI Approves Apple’s Controversial New Nano-SIM Format

ETSI Approves Apple’s Controversial New Nano-SIM Format

This is the nano-SIM card that will be in your future iPhones.

Despite disapproval from its rivals, Apple’s new 4FF nano-SIM format has been approved by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) this morning, edging out other proposals from the likes of Motorola, Nokia, and Research in Motion. The new card is said to be 40% smaller than existing micro-SIM cards, but it offers all of the same functionality. 

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RIM Sides With Nokia Over Nano-SIM, Accuses Apple Of Vote Rigging

RIM Sides With Nokia Over Nano-SIM, Accuses Apple Of Vote Rigging

RIM thinks Apple employees are pretending to be from other companies to rig votes for the nano-SIM.

Research in Motion may be watching its mobile business crumble away at its feet, but that’s not the Canadian company’s only concern. It has sided with Nokia and spoken out against Apple’s nano-SIM proposal, accusing its employees of vote rigging by registering themselves under a different affiliation.

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Apple Promises To Make Nano-SIM Licensing Free If Rivals Agree To Its Proposal

Apple Promises To Make Nano-SIM Licensing Free If Rivals Agree To Its Proposal

Apple has agreed to give rival smartphone makers free licensing if its nano-SIM standard is adopted.

It was revealed last week that Apple is pushing to make its new nano-SIM the next industry standard for miniaturized SIM cards. The company has the backing of most European mobile operators, but rival smartphone vendors — particularly Motorola, RIM, and Nokia — are against the idea.

In a bid to win them over, Apple has promised that it will make nano-SIM licensing free if its proposal is approved.

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