You know how Apple likes being really awkward and different, and makes us use those silly Micro SIMs in the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on the pretense that it somehow saves oodles of space?
Well things are about to get even smaller, baby. Can you say “Nano SIM”? Yes, I imagine you probably can.
A tiny portion of devices has adopted the Micro SIM. The Nokia Lumia 800 is another obvious one, but I, uhm, can’t think of any others. Can I phone a friend here, Chris?
But that hasn’t stopped Giesecke & Devrient charging ahead and making things ever-so-slightly smaller. The Nano SIM is around two-thirds the size of a Micro SIM, measuring 12mm x 9mm.
The press release from G&D explains: “Compared to the SIM cards most widely used today, the nano-SIM is almost 60 percent smaller. It offers device manufacturers the crucial advantage of freeing up extra space for other mobile phone components, such as additional memory or larger batteries.
“And because nano-SIM cards are significantly smaller and thinner, they will also make it easier to create thinner devices.”
And we all know thinner means better, don’t we kids?