New Nano-SIM Standard Approved By ETSI

Posted: Jun 1 2012, 8:02am CDT | by , in News | Apple


New nano-SIM Standard approved by ETSI

The Apple proposed design for nano-SIM cards has been chosen by ETSI.

The nano-SIM standard war is over. ETSI announced the new nano-SIM card standard. According to 9to5Mac, the Apple nano-SIM design won. The new form factor (4FF) for the SIM card is 40% smaller than the current smallest design.

At its 55th meeting held on 31 May and 1 June 2012 in Osaka, Japan, ETSI's Smart Card Platform Technical Committee agreed a new form factor for the UICC, popularly known as the SIM card. Today's SIM card designs take up a significant amount of space inside a mobile device. This space is more and more valuable in today's handsets which deliver an ever increasing number of features.

The fourth form factor (4FF) card will be 40% smaller than the current smallest SIM card design, at 12.3mm wide by 8.8mm high, and 0.67mm thick. It can be packaged and distributed in a way that is backwards compatible with existing SIM card designs. The new design will offer the same functionality as all current SIM cards.


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