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Apple to offer royalty-free license to nano-SIM patent

26 March, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple to offer royalty-free license to nano-SIM patent - read the full textA few days ago, we reported that Apple is locking horns with other companies, primarily Nokia, regarding the design of the nano-SIM, the next generation of the SIM design that will be dramatically smaller than even the current micro-SIM. Both companies have put forth their version of what nano-SIM...


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Royalty free yes, but still need permission from that b@st@rd. What if that b@st@rd stop giving permission say to Samsung for just any bad reason..?

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  • 2012-03-26 14:16
  • uCcw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-26 12:25 from St6n - click to readIs sin is smaller then you wont be able to use a regular sim in a nano sim like you would in a micro

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  • 2012-03-26 13:55
  • 40D5

patent for square!LOL

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  • 2012-03-26 13:53
  • nTW3

"This proves that at least Apple is in this just to establish a new SIM standard that is smaller (and therefore better) rather than trying to make money off it far.

I wouldn't trust Apple as far as I could throw them. They wouldn't do this unless they had a long term plan.

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  • 2012-03-26 13:35
  • nF9Z

Apple will sure have some other thing in mind for giving the license for free...

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  • 2012-03-26 13:24
  • vGP@

its not about trusting Apple. Nokia's design is better,its as simple as that. And that's why i think Apple is trying to get the patent by giving it free uses.

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  • 2012-03-26 13:22
  • K6mb

Sure.. Mobile companies will be offered a royalty-free license to use the nano-sim in their phones.

But how about the carriers?

Apple is so good a money-making schemes that it doesn't easily share new technologies for free. Who knows, they might charge a royalty PER SIM made, or offer free but with only limited SIM features (except iPhones), or even restrictions on SIM card usage...

Oh, Apple... What are you up to this time?

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  • 2012-03-26 13:21
  • ther

I don't like Sim tray ! Very hard to me for get sim in my phone !

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  • 2012-03-26 13:16
  • vNmb

Sim trays suxx

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  • 2012-03-26 12:32
  • wfxq

I do not trust Apple. They have never thought about the customers. If they want to change the size of SIMs, it is absolutely about their internal strategy.

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  • 2012-03-26 12:25
  • St6n

"This proves that at least Apple is in this just to establish a new SIM standard that is smaller (and therefore better) rather than trying to make money off it."

Actually, Nokia's version is smaller and better because there is no tray to put the sim card into.

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  • 2012-03-26 12:18
  • niyy

Apple's design is flawed and doesn't take into account what could happen if stuck.

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  • 2012-03-26 12:15
  • LK3S

I trust Apple about as much as I would trust someone who offered me a £3 note. It may be free now but I would bet money it won't be later.

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  • 2012-03-26 11:46
  • p%n8

Lol, no way in the world I would trust Apple now. They might say that it's free now. But in the future they will say that the free licence was only for phones that aren't using GSM communications. And this would be like "Give us 15$ per device with GSM communication or we will sue You" haha. It's funny now, but the sad part it's probable as hell...

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  • 2012-03-26 11:44
  • SmRV

Apple will make this standard not to save a space but maybe it will have some specifications allows Aplle to spy and getting easily more informations about the user (do u remember Apple's spying issues)

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  • 2012-03-26 11:39
  • pvTH

this is madness and maybe just a way of getting the limelight. The space saved on simcards ia much much less than the space we lose on larger batteries. Let them invest on smaller more powerful batteries, not simcards. To make matters worse apple are leading the pack in battery size growth causes by their high res screens in the ipad i.e ipad3

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  • 2012-03-26 11:36
  • NwIW

> In reply to waleed baloch @ 2012-03-26 11:17 from s0%c - click to readjust curious, whats nokia's design?

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  • 2012-03-26 11:33
  • PTij

> In reply to Marc @ 2012-03-26 11:10 from pX8J - click to readwhy they just dont offer microsd with sim funcationality.

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  • 2012-03-26 11:32
  • 2GmR

Apple trying to be goody goody,HA! I dont believe a single word.=.=

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  • 2012-03-26 11:31
  • IWP1

Its good to see that apple are still trying to lead the way! And the compition from nokia is good aswell! Although i think we all know that nokia would charge royalties to other companies if there design is chosen.

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  • 2012-03-26 11:26
  • mga3

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