iPhone 5 use nano sim card ?

Sbary128

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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?
 

eastercat

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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.
 

Defender2010

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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!
 

mattopotamus

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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!
I don't really remember, but I also thought the leaks showed a nano sim tray
 

wrkactjob

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



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

 

wrkactjob

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Tom8

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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?
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?
 

Booji

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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.
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.