Originally Posted by JeffDM
I think the industry quotes about tray necessity is probably missing some important context.
For external card slot use, Apple's offering would require a tray, otherwise you might be powering / operating the SIM because if the thing was inserted the opposite edge in first, you could be running power to data pins. The other designs look more like microSD cards, and might be laid out to prevent that. A tray would help set the card orientation and prevent that possible problem. I'm curious how many device designs have external card access like that.
Thank you, the first post I can get behind. Apples design is just to silly for for words, it's the same SIM card that is in every phone today except that the remaining board around the chip has been removed. When I got my iPhone 4 I literaly took an exacto knife and ruller and made my own Micro SIM from a Mini SIM. I then use an adapter so I could use it my Nokia N9 when I want to play with it.
If a new format is really needed and I really don't think it is because the current standards work just fine. I mean Apple can still take a normal SIM and make their so called patented Micro Sim and Nokia, Blackberry can still use the Mini SIM. But if one is needed then I would like to see something that is completely new and Nokia's or RIM's design is well really better.
Yes, yes troll, don't know what I'm talking about but neither does anyone else on this board. All we can do is give our oppinion and hope not to be flamed for doing so. Oh and we don't know yet if Nokia or RIM will charge anything for their designs yet. Neither has made any statement on the subject we're just guessing but what we do know is Apple doesn't hold all the patents needed to simply clip a normal SIM card and call it's own. Nokia and others, except it or not still owns a lot of the patents that make Apples solution viable. So expect a huge legal battle to come out of this.