Proposed technology would allow SIM cards to be easily swapped into mobile devices.
Apple has been granted a patent for connectors that are utilized to replace or remove SIM cards in mobile devices.
The patent relates to connectors that allow for multiple methods of inserting a SIM card. One such method is the "plunger system," where a user pushes on a plunger rod to reject the SIM card.
Apple said that the connector patent covers a number of SIM cards, which would supposedly range from the larger standard cards to the company's own micro-SIM cards for its iPhone (nano-SIM card for the iPhone 5).
The filing mentions iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad, but it can also apply to MacBooks and media centers, Apple said.