AT&T Making Micro-SIM From a Big SIM

When Apple announced the iPad, the company surprised people by revealing that the device would take a special type of SIM card called a micro-SIM. Though the iPad has been on sale for a while, the whole micro-SIM thing hasn't really been talked about too much because the 3G version of the device had yet to arrive prior to today.

However, while it hasn't been a big topic of conversation, there were a few details about micro-SIMs uncovered in the days after the iPad announcement. Engadget's Chris Ziegler said back in February that if you wanted to, you could probably just cut a regular SIM card down to size. In other words, if you were really desperate to get an iPad running on a network that wasn't offering the smaller SIM cards and were willing to put in some effort, you could make your own micro-SIM.

Today Boy Genius Report confirms Ziegler's theory with pictures of AT&T's new micro-SIM cards. The carrier just got these in in time for the launch of the iPad 3G and as you can see, they can actually be used as a regular SIM card too.

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  • JasonAkkerman
    Is that Soundwave in the background? Awesome!
  • Anonymous
    The logic to requiring the use of a micro-sim on something as large as the iPad eludes me.
    Probably another attempt by Apple to control and lock down its products.
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  • sinsear
    I guess it saves plastic that they don't have to make two separate SIM cards...
  • JasonAkkerman
    Is that Soundwave in the background? Awesome!
  • zdzichu
    sinsear: three SIM cards, actually. Credit-card sized is standard SIM, the most prevalent one is Mini-SIM, and the smallest - Micro-SIM.