According to the “Financial Times” ( — registration is required to read the article — Apple is competing with Motorola Mobility, Research in Motion and Nokia on a smaller SIM card standard.

Apple wants a “nano-SIM” that would let it design even smaller products, the article adds.The MicroSIM card, with a design smaller than traditional SIM cards, was pushed by Apple in 2010 with the launch of the iPhone 4.

However, a nano-SIM would shrink further — to about a third the size of the MicroSIM. Apple’s keen on adopting the new standard, but the other companies aren’t warm to Apple’s design proposals, per the “Financial Times.”