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MicroSIMs, how fast will they be adopted?

So....

Leaks of Apple's upcoming iPhone are out. I wonder if that is the final hardware design, or if this is just an engineering version to check out and test the main features of the phone. One of the notable things about this version of the phone (dubbed the iPhone HD) is its use of a MicroSIM, the same type of SIM that is being used in the iPad.

Now there are adapters to convert this microSIM to a regular-sized mini-SIM however that is not what concerns me. I don't really care about taking my at&t SIM out of my iPhone and putting it into another phone. There are adapters for that (not that I phone-switch that often). What I am concerned with is going off on vacation or something and getting a local prepaid SIM - all of which are mini-SIMs, not microSIMs. This effectively means that I can't use my handset (yes there is the whole SIM-lock thing, which is BS, but there are hacks around that).

By using the microSIM apple has effectively SIM-locked the phone by using a hardware means (locked by virtue of scarcity). I do wonder when HTC, Nokia, SonyEricsson, and the rest of the gang are going to start creating phones with microSIM capability so that carriers will start carrying microSIMs in lieu of the standard mini SIM.

just pondering...
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