Iphone Sim Slot In No Pictures!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by appledrummer, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    All the pictures of the iphone from apple show us every angle of it besides the top. In Steve Jobs's macworld keynote he said the sim slot/card would be on the top. Has apple purposely not shown us the top of the iPhone for a reason? Here's a pic of the iphone's top that I found on flickr. There is some glare but do you think that there is a SIM slot?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/axb500/425942783/in/pool-iphone/
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Posted this picture on another forum. Looks like a sim card slot to me.


    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the iphone has a sim slot along the top. I can confirm this as I have seen a final build iphone in person. It is like a rounded rectangle with a little dot at the corner. This could be a light or something you have to press to open the tray.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Nice find! Definately a sim-card slot.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Nice work. The dot, by the way, probably functions like the indentation on the bottom of the Apple Remote - you push it to pop the "door" out.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    nice find! so that clears that up. not that I ever doubted it. this eliminates a deal-breaker for me
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Now if only the same door allowed for user replacement of the battery, hid a front-facing camera, and enabled iChat... :p
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    are you talking abou the black bar on the side? cos that's not it, it's on the top explained buy one of the posters above, you can see what he's talking about faintly in the picture.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Is who talking about it?
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    wouldn't it be way cool it that popped up and it was a front facing camera for video chatting :D


    wishful thinking i know :(
     
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    illegalprelude

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    this may sound dumb but is a sim card good for just people who wanna use it outside of the states or does this somehow add hope for those who are with other carriers?
     
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    apfhex

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    I thought that thing on the side was just a rubber grip or something, isn't there one on the other side too?

    If the iPhone wasn't locked to AT&T SIM cards, you could jut pop in any SIM from any GSM provider and use their service.
     
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    illegalprelude

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    interesting, so that means there is still a hope for us Verizon people? or no?
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    The thing on the side is a volume control. That's not what the pictures are about - there's a very slight rounded rectangle on the top surface. That's the SIM slot.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not. The SIM will be AT&T-specific.
     
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    apfhex

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    Verizon uses CDMA, different and incompatible with GSM. No SIMs with CDMA either.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure you'll be able to unlock the phone to make it work on other GSM carriers using the multi-touch with a fancy 5 finger to 10 finger entry method. You'll have to draw a design with all your fingers or something. :p
     
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    illegalprelude

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    hhhmm. Data plan might be the only way then :eek: Thank you for the information :)
     
  19. macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure SJ said in his Keynote that this is the volume ... and that the SIM slot (if it will have one) will be in the back (or on the top .. couldn't get that)
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    Just to clear up the confusion, I have circled what is supposedly the sim slot (i think it might be too).
     

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    crees!

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    Yes, top I think would be SIM, left side would be volume.
     
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    Nice catch... I love it!! :)
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    Haven't we known for a while now that the iPhone would have a sim slot?
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but someone recently said that it wasn't there when they were looking at a beta one.
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    i think at the previous keynote, the slot had not been included, probably needed to be designed still, look at this photo:

    [​IMG]
     

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