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December 27, 2012

Apple's SIM Card Patent Approval Devoted to Next-Generation iPad, iPhone Series

By Daniel Brecht, Contributing Writer

Among the handful of granted patents for Apple (News - Alert), Inc. (uncovered by Patently Apple) published in December by the U.S. Patent Office and Trademark Office (USPTO) are the new connectors for Micro SIM cards, intended for Apple’s next-generation iPad and iPhone (News - Alert) series.

The latest news revealed by many online sources suggests Apple will soon come out with its iPhone 5S – only to be a modest update with improved internal specs from the iPhone 5, with a launch date no earlier than mid-2013. And in an AppleInsider report, there is news about a fifth-generation tablet.

The iPad 5 will have a design that will closely resemble the iPad mini: It will be a thinner and lighter version of the 9.7-inch full-size tablet with a 2048x1536 pixel Retina display, featuring the A6X chip, which was already installed on the fourth-generation iPad... Read More

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