Apple’s Patent Application For Micro SIM Connector: Patently Apple
Apple has always come up with innovative technologies to include in its products. Recently, the US Patent & Trademark Office published the tech giant's advanced trademark application for its "Reminders" app icon.
According to Patently Apple, the tech giant has filed a patent in which SIM cards can be inserted and removed from a device, and how it can be safe from any damages. The proposed SIM card connector could be used beyond smartphones and other gadgets such as Apple's MacBook Pro and iPod touch. Perhaps, the capability of transferring a SIM from one device to another could be one of the advantages to Apple's design. Moreover, Apple is planning to introduce the latest and ground-breaking technologies in its iOS devices.
Apple is trying to patent a plunger system which could provide the user to push a plunger rod and remove a SIM card. According to CNET, Apple is trying to obtain the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to approve its micro SIM connector technology.
Plenty of devices are able to communicate via wired and wireless communication protocols like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Nowadays, the devices can communicate using 3G and 4G networks. The networks make use of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to identify users. Every device will have a SIM card which identifies the user to transmit voice or data information. Hence, the SIM cards should be inserted into an electronic gadget via a connector.
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The user may want to eject a SIM card from one device to place it in another. Here, it will be better to offer a connector which will enable the user to safely remove and replace a SIM card. According to blogs, SIM connectors will allow SIM cards to be removed easily and enable replacement by the user and provides trustworthy mechanical performance.
According to Walls ST Cheat Sheet, the patent application discovered by Patently Apple has not mentioned nano-SIM technology by name; it may contain the known SIM technologies or any "other type of card" which will provide protection to the company when the nano-SIM is released.
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