Apple Starts 2014 With a Micro SIM Smart Card Patent

On December 31, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published series of 43 new patents to Apple. Among those patents, the most noteworthy was the one for micro SIM smart card, which reveals Apple’s plans to get this SIM card standard even after winning permissions for a different standard despite protests by Nokia.

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More than a year-and-a-half has passed since Nokia and Apple battle over the future SIM cards for mobile phones. Despite Apple winning this war, thanks to European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s approval, Cupertino giant is all set make changes.

Patently Apple states,

In one variant, the first substrate is compliant with a Mini-SIM physical specification. In other variants, the first substrate is compliant with a Micro-SIM physical specification.

They say that Apple is changing the dimensions once again for its micro SIM 3GG card for which it just won a patent. Apple credits Tang Tan, Jason Sloey, Jared Kole, and Naushad Zaveri as the investors of its patent which was originally filed in Q2 2012.