“There’s been a lot of buzz over Apple’s proposal for a future miniature SIM card. Competitors like Motorola, Research in Motion and Nokia are trying to stop it,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“The Financial Times stated in their recent report that ‘one person with knowledge of the committee’ said that the ‘Apple-backed nano-SIM could require a ‘drawer’ to protect it,'” Purcher reports. “Today, Apple has been granted their second patent regarding this proposed ‘drawer’ concept and it’s because the drawer or ejectable tray could accommodate not only a nano SIM but also an Integrated Circuit Card which is at the heart of Apple’s iWallet.”
Purcher reports, “A variant of Apple’s design could include a tray that accommodates both a Nano SIM card and an Integrated Circuit Card. So now you know a little more of the importance of the Nano SIM card story that Apple is proposing to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: What’s the over/under for beleaguered Nokia becoming “aware” of this?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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