Brandon Shigeta posted a very interesting idea on his blog: a sort of guide showing you how to turn a normal chip into a micro SIM, needed to use the iPad. As we’ve mentioned before, the Apple Tablet uses a micro SIM card, that’s only 12 x 15mm, 52% smaller than the normal 15 x 25mm plastic card. Of course, the new type of SIM isn’t compatible with your phone…

We can’t help but wonder if Brandon’s idea will work or not, but we’d need a 3G iPad to test that and these are… let’s say very scarce these days, at least till summer. The micro SIM was developed by the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and it provides more storage space on chip for provider apps, better control and security.

[via brandonshigeta]

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  • Dave

    “it provides more storage space on chip for provider apps, better control and security”
    Nope it's the same SIM Chip the only change is the size of the platic.
    So if you cut the plastic right of it works.
    BR
    Dave