iPhone 5 use nano sim card ?

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  1. Sbary128 macrumors newbie

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    I am plan and wait to buy an iPhone 5. but it seems the iphone 5 use a nano sim card, i am not in USA, so how could i use the iPhone 5 with no nano sim card? Anybody has this problem too? Can the sim be cutted to nano sim and work on iPhone 5?
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    I don't think the nano was approved in time for this year's model. It'll probably be on the next or the year after.
    Even if they release it in this year's model, companies will come out with sim cutters, just like they did for the micro sim.
     
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  4. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Good luck. The nano-sim is actually thinner than a regular sim or micro sim.
     
  5. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

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    Yep...The old sharp knife or $3 cookie cutter ain't gonna fly this round.
     
  6. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Thin it down! I remember back then with the iphone 3G using the magic sim I had to thin the sim down to have it fit perfectly.
     
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  8. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    I believe it is 15-20% thinner so it will be difficult without ruining the sim.
     
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  10. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I used nail stuff from my ex lol

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    My tmobile sim was so thin that I could see the metal part of the sim from the back of course.
     
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  12. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    ...but hasn't it be shown already to have a nano sim??? I don't think it's a micro sim this time, based on some leaks of the sim tray....
    Sandpaper or a rough nail file should be enough to make your micro sim thinner!
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I don't really remember, but I also thought the leaks showed a nano sim tray
     
  14. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Or walking into a store and asking for one can do too.
     
  15. chambone macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know guys. The slot in the leaks looks like micro sim to me.

    iphone 4:
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    iphone 5:
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  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  17. hercurliness macrumors member

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    Really hoping that they're not going to use nano-sim....
     
  18. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Looking at one of the most recent ip5 leak photos....Does this look like a nano sim tray to you?

    [​IMG]

    Remember how much smaller a nano is compared to a micro sim

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  19. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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  20. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Hmmmm comparing the video to the first pic I posted it still looks like a micro sim tray.

    Though that's not to say they will not change it.

    Sim manufacturers must hate apple!....what next a longer sim or maybe a circular one?
     
  21. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    The SIM tray in your photo does look a bit big for the Nano-SIM, but as you can see in the video, the Micro-SIM is just too big to fit in, so it could go either way.

    To be honest I've always wondered why all SIM cards haven't just been Nano-SIMs to start with, why the need for a plastic border?
     
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  23. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    I sure hope its not nano. I travel a lot and always buy a pre-pay SIM at the airport when I arrive. I've found that most places they can cut it for you, or otherwise they actually stock micro SIMs. If the nano cannot be easily trimmed, it will take quite a while for the new standard to become common.
     
  24. Star896 macrumors newbie

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    I have bought a Nano sim cutter from yoyobase.com for $24
     
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