SIM card manufacturer Giesecke and Devrient revealed his plans for the Nano-SIM. The new mobile SIM card will be one third less than the Micro-SIM, as well as a 15% thinner, which can open doors to new, more compact smartphone. The size of Giesecke and Devrient Nano-SIM only 12 x 9 mm (compared, Micro-SIM is 15 x 12 mm), making it almost 60% smaller than Mini-SIM GSM, that used in most mobile phones today. However Nano-SIM compatible also with them. Giesecke and Devrient has submitted samples of the new Nano-SIM to operators. The company hopes if all goes to plan, mean the first Nano-SIMs might show up in commercial devices in 2012, it wouldn’t be surprise if Apple will be one of the first out of the gate.
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That would certainly fit in with rumors earlier this year ahead of the iPhone 4S launch that Apple was readying a refreshed iPhone 5 with a significant change in industrial design and specifications. A larger display, slimmer chassis and MacBook Air styling were all tipped, each pointing to Apple chasing more compact components.