Apple obviously wants its new nano SIM card to become popular, as it would give the company more room inside its iPhone by using a much smaller and thinner SIM card.
According to a recent report by Foss Patents, Apple has the support of most of the European carriers for its new SIM card standard, but some companies seem to be worried about using the new SIM card as Apple owns the patents to it.
Last week Motorola, Nokia and RIM were apparently against the new SIM card standard, because Apple owns the patents to it, but now it would appear that Apple wants to license these patents for free.
Apple is obviously hoping that licensing its patents for free would encourage other manufacturers to adopt their new micro SIM card, in a hope that it would become an industry standard.
Apple has now announced the iPhone 5, have a look at our article on the difference between the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 to see all about the new iPhone 5.