What are these white marks on my iPhone 5 SIM tray?

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  1. timidhermit, Nov 14, 2012
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    On my iPhone 5 nano-SIM tray, on the inner edge (stand the SIM tray on its edge, with the longer outside edge away from you), there are these white bands? Are these some kinds of serial markings? Unlike the older iPhones, the trays no longer have the IMEI number etched on them.

    What are these markings? Does your iPhone 5 nano-SIM tray have these markings too?
     
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    Mine has them too*, and they just look like the same problem that some people have with the antenna band coating wearing off.

    The SIM tray appears to be "white" underneath the coating, so it looks white rather than silver.

    *They don't look exactly the same, so that pretty much rules out this being intentional.
     
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    are you wearing gloves in that pic? It's a phone bro...
     
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    Daveoc64, Can you upload a pic of your tray about these spots?

    No, it is just a blue towel, because the camera keeps focusing on the flesh tone of my fingers and can't focus on the tray.
     
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    it could mositure dots... i hear apple puts them every where
     
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    Does your phone's SIM tray have it then?

     
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    I don't think I ever opened my sim tray ..
     
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    Mine has them but instead of the long dash and three dots like urs mine is long dash and two dots.
     
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    Who cares what they are? It's on the SIM tray. Out of sight, out of mind. It doesn't affect the performance of the phone in any way shape or form and it's not visible during operation of the phone either. Stop worrying, and enjoy the phone.
     
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    What model and capacity is yours? I am beginning to think that the marks are different for different models. Mine is 64GB.

     
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    32Gb black Att
     
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    Dip it in water there magic ;)
     
  13. timidhermit, Nov 15, 2012
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    Anyone with a 64GB black model can post here about the marks on your nano-SIM tray? Do you have those same markings (one dash and 3 dots)?
     
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    Mine is more like that.

    That was a good idea!
     

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    Since mine (64GB model) has a dash and three dots and yours (32GB model) has a dash and 2 dots, any theory on what these markings mean? I don't think these are moisture dots. Something else?
     
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    theyre microchips that read your mind and send the farmed data to the chinese intelligence who had managed to put those dots there by infiltrating the chinese factories and will use those farmed data as ransom against america as the china/america trade deficit grows larger and larger china will ask president obama to not stop iphones being made in the china mainland then google will come to the resuce and say go withus instead but then they will explode and boom dead then they will go and order pizza takeaway and use the aluminium foil around the garlic bread around their heads and keep using their iphones but the dots wont work now because of the garlic bread aluminium foil
     
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    I hope this wasn't meant to be funny.
     
  18. macrumors 68000

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    This takes apple device inspection paranoia to a whole new level. Vinyl gloves to inspect your Sim card tray, really??
     
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    I think it's where the sim trays are snapped out of a mould just like an airfix kit
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    Read the thread before saying that, you are not the first one who thought it was glove :D
     
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    You guys need to focus... focus...
     
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    Which part of "who cares" and "it's just a phone" do you find unfocused?
     
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    3 dots, 1 dash. Morse code for the letter V. And V is the hidden code for Alien invasion. V, remember that.
     
  24. macrumors 68000

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    Okay sorry missed it. But still indicting marks on the sim tray is paranoia to a new level.
     
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    Oh. Well that explains it all then.
     

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