T-Mobile iPhone 5 Nano SIM Cards Arriving Early

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Officially, there are only three major U.S. carriers that offer the iPhone 5, a list that includes AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. And while T-Mobile, the nation’s fourth-largest carrier was left out of the official party, those who wish to easily use the T-Mobile iPhone 5 can now do so. It appears that shipments of Nano […]

Noosy Nano SIM Cutter Trims SIM for iPhone 5 in a Snap

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Cutting a Micro SIM down to a Nano SIM for use with the iPhone 5 will soon be easier thanks to the Noosy Nano SIM cutter tool. The iPhone 5 uses a new Nano SIM standard that is smaller than the Micro SIM and SIM cards found in the iPhone 4S and other phones. This […]

AT&T Nano SIM Spotted

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As the new iPhone 5 will be moving from the micro SIM cards employed on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S to a new, smaller nano SIM card to conserve space, wireless carrier AT&T is beginning to stock up on nano SIM cards at retail stores just in case something goes wrong with the nano […]

iPhone 5 Owners Might Be Able to Cut Micro SIM to Nano SIM

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With a little patience and some work, it appears that iPhone 5 owners may be able to trim a Micro SIM down enough to potentially fit inside the iPhone 5′s Nano Sim slot. One of the biggest questions leading up to the release of the iPhone 5 on September 21st is whether or not iPhone […]

Nano SIMs arrive at Retailers ahead of iPhone 5 Release Date

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Rumors say the iPhone 5 will use the new Nano SIM standard when it launches, and as we lead up to the anticipated iPhone 5 launch and release, it looks like retailers are receiving new Nano SIMs for the, “latest generation of smartphones that come in the near future.” iFun reports that German T-Mobile locations are receiving the new smaller […]

No T-Mobile iPhone 5 at Launch, But Courting iPhone Owners

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If dreams really do come true customers would be able to buy a T-Mobile iPhone 5 on September 21st, but a new T-mobile memo all but rules out that dream. Despite courting iPhone users with unlocked iPhones and preparing a 4G network to advertise as iPhone Ready, T-Mobile maintains a love/hate relationship with the iPhone. […]

iPhone 5 Internal Parts Leak Again

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Claimed parts for the iPhone 5 continue to leak online, and this time we see a number of internal pieces of the device on display. According to French site Nowhere Else some parts for the new iPhone leaked on Chinese forum iColorOS. The parts show the glass front piece, nano-SIM tray, home button, volume buttons, […]

iPhone 5 Nano SIM Tray Leaked

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There should be little doubt now that Apple will be moving to an even smaller SIM card standard once the iPhone 5 debuts this Fall. Rumors of the smaller nano SIM standard had been swirling for months now, and Apple had even proposed its own design to the standards body for the smaller sized SIM […]

Carriers Reportedly Testing nano-SIMs for iPhone 5

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We’ve heard that Apple’s next iPhone will use the new nano-SIM standard, but now we have rumors that carriers are actually starting to test the new cards. According to BGR, U.S. carriers like AT&T are already testing the new nano-SIMs on their networks. The site claims Apple is supplying the carriers with adapters to put […]

European Carriers Begin Ordering nano-SIM Cards Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch

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With Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5 flagship iOS smartphone expected to debut later this Fall around September or October, carriers and mobile operators in Europe are beginning to prepare for the launch of the highly coveted smartphone. BGR writes that in their preparation, the Financial Times is reporting that carriers have begun to order the new nano-SIM format […]

The New SIM Card War And Why I Am Siding with Apple Over Nokia

We had reported that there are now two prominent competing standards for a smaller SIM format being proposed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for approval, one from Apple and another from a joint alliance backed by Nokia, Motorola, and Research in Motion. On the surface, the new war for a format for a smaller […]

Wireless Heavyweights Oppose Apple’s NanoSIM Standard

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In an effort to create slimmer, sleeker, and smaller products, Apple is hoping to make the SIM card as small as possible. The company had done that once already, migrating from the traditional SIM standard to the micro SIM format, which is now being employed on the company’s iPhone and iPad as well as rival […]

Nano-SIM Design Proposes 30 Percent Smaller Footprint Than Micro-SIM

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SIM card format developer Giesecke & Devrient is proposing new specifications for a new SIM format called the nano-SIM, which will be 30 percent smaller than today’s micro-SIM and 60 percent smaller than mini-SIM. The micro-SIM is being increasingly adopted by various smartphone-makers and is appearing on devices such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on […]