Carriers Begin Receiving Nano-SIM Cards In Anticipation For New iPhone Launch

The launch of the next iPhone is almost upon us, and in order to be completely ready for the sixth-generation iPhone device, carriers are beginning to see shipments of the Nano-SIM long-expected to be a requirement for using the device. Apple was among the first to deploy the Micro-SIM with the iPhone 4 back in 2010, and in order to save even more space within the smartphone’s interior, the Nano-SIM does away with essentially all unnecessary plastic.

It’s one of a glut of space-saving features of the next device, and by making the SIM, and subsequently, the SIM tray just that little bit smaller, the "iPhone 5" looks as though it’ll also be the thinnest to date.

iFun has stumbled upon some Telekom (or T-Mobile) Nano-SIMs, which the carrier has been the recipient of for the past couple of days. Checking out the broken-English translation courtesy of Google, it’s clear the carrier is being advised not to hand the new SIMs out to customers just yet, as they are intended for future-generation smartphones. Can’t imagine which.

There’ll undoubtedly be a small contingency of consumers complaining about yet another change, since once again, iPhone buyers will have to request a new SIM for their new device. It’s not that much of a hassle, although carriers can often drag their heels, leaving many with an altogether useless gizmo they’d rather be playing around with.


Of course, there are many out there (myself included) that are way too impatient to wait for that new-look SIM to deliver, and will try and cut it down. Having done this before on a couple of occasions, I would advise against it unless you can deal with the intricate nature of SIM-cutting. If you cannot help yourself, please ensure you cut the correct corner off, and most importantly, please, please do not jam the SIM tray of your brand-spanking new device!

With that sermon complete, we’re expecting Apple to announce the device on September 12th, and I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait. Every single little detail of the next-gen device will be covered here in full, so stay tuned to our coverage here at Redmond Pie!

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