do iPhones come with sim removal tool in the box?

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  1. Taisiya macrumors regular

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    This is a silly question... but I have to ask. I have purchased more than 6 smartphones over the last few years... all Android. all Samsung. (Galaxy Note 2, 3, 5, 7, S6, S7) The recently ones all came with SIM removal tool inside the box.

    I just got a new iPhone SE this week, but I didn't see the SIM removal tool inside the box. Was wondering if I might have lost it because I opened the sealed box and took things out while I was in the car.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  3. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Only the sim-free models comes with one. If you purchased one that is for the carrier then it does not.
     
  4. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    You can easily use a small paper clip to open the SIM card tray if one isn't provided.
     
  5. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Bought an att variant 7 plus at best buy and it had a sim tool. Unless the best buy models are sim free.
     
  6. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Or a safety pin.
     
  7. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

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    Yeah Best Buy ones come unlocked.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Generally that is the case, although I recall a thread not too long ago where someone damaged their SIM tray using a paper clip to eject it and posted about it and had at least some posters basically tell that poster something along the lines of "too bad, shouldn't have used something that wasn't meant for that".
     
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    I prefer the paper clip as it seems stronger than the Apple provided SIM tool to me.
     
  10. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Bought a SIM free model at Apple store - it did not come with one.
     
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  13. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Searched every mm of the box. No tool inside. As mentioned by others, perhaps country specific.

     
  14. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    what does the official Apple iPhone SIM removal tool looks like?

    I don't suppose it looks anything like this gold one that also doubls as a headphone jack for iPhones.(except the 7 and 7 Plus)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. makr macrumors regular

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    It does indeed come with a removal tool. I have a few of them actually. Collected them over years. They look like this. FullSizeRender.jpg
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like it doubles more for a plug vs a jack. ;)
     
  17. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I bought a sim free model in USA last week and it came with one. What country did you buy in?
     
  18. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    USA.
    Puzzling.
     
  19. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Did you search thoroughly? It was a bit hidden.
     
  20. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Well now I am of course doubting myself :) will have to check again when I return home from the holiday.

     
  21. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry... Freudian slip. :)

    I meant it doubles as a headphone jack cover. Apple was nice enough to say "it's 2016, why are we still messing with headphone jack covers, let's do away with the jack altogether" (so they removed it completely from iPhone 7)
     
  22. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    My iPhone 7+ which I got from T-Mobile did not come with one, while my iPhone 6+ and SE (also from T-Mobile) did.

    The iPhone 7 is my first phone in years (between Android, Windows and Apple) that did not come with one. I thought it was strange.
     
  23. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    I remember hunting for one with my iP7, but it was there just better hidden!
     
  24. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    if you buy an unlocked device (or a cellular iPad) its in the little booklet where they put the stickers and 'quick tips' when you open it up.
     

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