I've seen a lot of posts about restoring phones to factory settings for resale purposes, but none I found had information on doing this without the SIM card. I purchased the iPhone 5 and I just restored my old iPhone 4S to its factory settings (upgrading it to iOS6 and losing the jailbreak on purpose). The problem is that a few days ago when I switched to the iPhone 5 and shut down my iPhone 4S, I popped the SIM card out and cut it (I figured I wouldn't need it). Now that I just finished the restore process through iTunes it is asking for a SIM card to activate the phone. This is probably an easy, obvious question, but I want to be sure: Is all of my data wiped from the phone? I am preparing to ship it out to the buyer today. From what I see, my phone was restored to the factory settings and now it just needs to be activated by the new owner. Thanks for the clarification!