First came the SIM, then the micro SIM. So what would you call a new kind of SIM card even smaller than that?
Well, that's a question we might have to devote some more time to, as Apple has put forward a proposal a new super-small standardised SIM in order to produce slimmer gadgets.
“We were quite happy to see last week that Apple has submitted a new requirement to (European telecoms standards body) ETSI for a smaller SIM form factor – smaller than the one that goes in iPhone 4 and iPad,” she said.
“They have done that through the standardization route, through ETSI, with the sponsorship of some major mobile operators, Orange being one of them.”
It's not entirely clear just how much smaller we're taking about here, although we'd argue that even the most drastic size cut wouldn't make too much difference because of how small and then even the full-sized SIM is.
Still, Bouverot confidently predicted that should everything go to plan we could be seeing the first devices featuring the new cards next year.