iPad's Micro SIM card is about 52% smaller than normal SIM

iPad's Micro SIM card is about 52% smaller than normal SIM
At yesterday’s presentation of the iPad, Apple announced that its tablet will use a new SIM card standard, called Micro SIM (aka 3FF SIM). While the tablet itself can be by no means called “micro”, its Micro SIM cards will actually be about 52% smaller than current SIMs, measuring at 12 x 15mm, as opposed to the 15 x 25mm of normal SIM cards. This new standard has been developed by the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), in order to provide more memory and better security of data. As it seems though, the GSMA isn’t really pushing Micro SIM just yet, so it will probably take some time before we start seeing these more often.

For the record, T-Mobile has introduced Micro SIM to the U.S. on January 6 this year, when announcing its cooperation with GPS-based device manufacturer Lok8u.

source: Engadget and Yahoo!

iPad's Micro SIM card is about 52  smaller than normal SIM

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12 Comments

1. son917

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

stupid device use stupid sim~!!!How come IPAD so big (bigger than iphone) need to use a smaller sim??? USELESS!!!

2. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Why son bad English??? I not know you say what? Du ma

4. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

Yes, thats pretty funny. Nice giggle to start the day. Thanks.

3. Ebonyks

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

So, while the ipad is unlocked, it uses a type of sim card unavailable anywhere else in the world other than AT&T. Great.

5. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

I kno right.....LMAO

10. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Did you not read.( For the record, T-Mobile has introduced Micro SIM to the U.S. on January 6 this year, when announcing its cooperation with GPS-based device manufacturer). meaning not only att

6. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

can anyone tell me if this ipad unlocked will work with t-mobiles 3G? cause i have at&t and hate it i dnt want to be with them anymore. i know t-mobiles 3G coverage is smaller than at&t's 3G but were t-mobile 3G is available its much more reliable and faster than at&t 3G. like were i live in LA t-mobile 3G is really fast at least 3 times faster than my at&t 3G . like when i do speed tests with my cousin who has a my touch 3G he always beats me and my iphone 3G S. his is at least 3 times faster. so yea i dnt want to be stuck with at&t.. or will it only work on t-mobiles edge network thanks..

7. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Come on guys...if all youre gonna whine about is a smaller sim card in an Apple device...grow up. It clearly states that the size is going to be a new sim card standard and that TMobile is already introduced it domestically. It still offers WIFI, so if you dont wanna use ATT, just buy the WIFI only version. No biggie

8. chapstorrents

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

I visit You guys everyday... and when there is news from apple you put it right away... But for example there is no word about today Nokia´s results...maybe because they are positive news for Nokia, I guess you should call... Iphonearena.com

9. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

who cares it's their site.. plus their wrong most of the time haah

11. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

This is just a big toy, just like the small toy iPhone. It still doesn't do half the stuff my pocket sized Droid can do. From what I've read it doesn't have USB, no GPS, no miroSD, no keyboard, no multitasking, no flash, and what's worse it's on AT&T...need I go on?

13. Sunny1968 unregistered

Micro Sim for Ipad, Does it have any expiry date or not...?

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