iPhone 5 Nano SIM card photographed in Europe

iPhone 5 Nano SIM card photographed in Europe
Well, what do you know: wireless carriers have Nano SIM cards in stock – Nano SIM cards meant to be used with the "latest generation of smartphones that come in the near future on the market." Can you think of a smartphone that is likely to be the first one to use a Nano SIM card? That's right – the upcoming iPhone 5 (or the new iPhone, whatever you call it), which is expected to be unveiled on September 12. 

The photo that you see below was taken in Germany and obtained by the Apple-dedicated fan site iFun. What's on the left is the actual Nano SIM card in its holder while a Micro SIM card has been placed on the right for comparison's sake. Note that carriers are not being told specifically that the new SIM cards are intended to be used with the next iPhone iteration. Instead, they will soon be given further instructions as to what to do with them.

And yes, that does look like a T-Mobile logo, but it is actually the Deutsche Telekom insignia. That said, don't interpret this as a hint that the fourth largest carrier in the U.S. will be getting the new iPhone. Quite the opposite, T-Mobile is instructing its staff to sell against Apple's smartphone.

As we mentioned above, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5 in about a week – bigger, faster, loaded with features, and powered by iOS 6. Stay tuned for our iPhone coverage for we will be delivering the goods as the event unfolds.

source: iFun via 9to5Mac

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  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This will annoy a lot of customers again. One of the biggest banes of the iPhone 4 was when customers came back with faults,dropping calls and DOA claims was having to get their number and details transfered back to normal sims from micro sims. We heard many a time "what do you mean my apple sim card won't work in a loan phone" ! With micro sims being the normal for most of the smart phones now its not as bad for faulty iPhone 4s,however the iPhone with nano sim will restart this trouble. Quite often customers use the iPhone as for leisure time and use a cheap tough phone in work especially heavy labour workers etc. Having to do constant sim changes will anoy

4. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

"Quite often customers use the iPhone as for leisure time and use a cheap tough phone in work especially heavy labour workers etc." How often does this happen because I've not once heard this to be a major issue. You're really blowing this up. But then again, I wouldn't expect anything less from you.

5. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

It happens quite a bit actually,iphones don't do well in situations like building sites,factory work,painters,mechanics,carpenters etc. Otterbox has created a whole businerss for itself from the iphone commuter and defender cases alone for instance. No smoke without fire.

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Ok so problem solved? If you're afraid of damage, buy an Otterbox case, just like you've suggested. And consumers always have the option NOT to buy the iPhone. Crazy huh!

2. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

i dont get it... why the SIM wasn't from the begining in that size... all it read its that gold (aluminum) part... why to waste all that place with the normal SIM?!

3. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

andro its really not as serious as you try to make it sound. Samsung could do the same thing and you would have a million great things to say about it in their favor. shut up. who cares. the iphone 5 will do just fine, then will come the galaxy s4 to do better. then the iphone 5s will come and take the crown again. its history repeating it self.

7. mahony

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

The 4s did not take a crown. The Galaxy s2 was released before the iphone 4s. So Samsung took the crown and kept it. Galaxy s2 was 'smartphone of the year' last year.

9. ftyler223

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

mahony...the s2 isnt a better phone at all. the 4 and 4s where both better handsets. and the fact that they put every phone up against the iphone just proves that apple is the crowned champ. shut up. more iphones where sold than s2's your irrelevant.

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