Smartphones have come a long way since the early days as manufacturers at present are trying to reduce the size of their devices to attract more consumers. For instance, Apple famously removed the 3.5mm jack from iPhone which attracted much coverage in the media. Interestingly, ARM is reportedly working on a new iSIM which aims to put both processor and SIM cards into one chip.
The latest news comes thanks to a report from The Verge which claimed that the component will take “fraction of a millimeter squared” compared to current SIM cards which use much larger footprint.
While we will have to wait to find out more about the technology, the latest technology might prove to be beneficial for consumers in the long run. Apart from giving users ability to switch their cellphone carriers easily, the latest technology might help companies to lower the cost of producing SIM cards. Additionally, it might allow manufacturers to add more hardware into their smartphones. At the moment, it’s unclear when iSIM will be implemented by different companies but according to the report by The Verge, ARM has already sent iSIM designs to its partners.