One of the many rumors about the much-anticipated next generation iPhone is that it will support Nano SIM card in lieu of the current MicroSIM for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Well, if that will be proven accurate on September 12, we can at least rest assured in knowing that one network in the Philippines has already started manufacturing those ultra-small SIM cards that should fit Apple's new iPhone perfectly.
Nano-SIM cards, which measure 12.3 millimeters wide, 8.8 millimeters high, and 0.67 millimeters thick, are 40% smaller than the Micro-SIM, the smallest SIM card design to date. Globe Postpaid Nano-SIMs will become available in the Philippines this month -- obviously, as a bundled card with smartphones supporting this type of SIM. Now, will 'iPhone 5' or 'the new iPhone' be part of Globe Postpaid's Q4 2012 handset line-up? That remains to be seen.
"Once again, Globe pioneers in bringing the latest technologies to Filipino mobile phone users as we offer the revolutionary Nano-SIMs in our Globe Stores with the availability of newer smartphone models using this type of SIM very soon," shared Martha Sazon, Head of Globe Postpaid. "With the Nano-SIM and its stunning features and specifications, our smartphone experience will definitely be taken to another level."
So why make the already diminutive Micro-SIM even smaller? According to Giesecke & Devrient, a global pioneering innovator that provides end-to-end solutions for identification systems and mobile security applications, "When Nano-SIM cards enter production, their size will free up room inside mobile phones for additional memory and larger batteries, helping phone vendors create thinner devices."
Is the Philippines ready for the new iPhone? Well, it sure looks like it.