iPhone SE SIM ejector tool

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  1. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    I was a bit surprised to find that the sim ejector tool bundled with the iPhone SE seems to be a lot flimsier than the tools I'm used to from previous iPhones. All the previous ejector tools I've seen were the "liquid metal" type. The one in the picture attached seems only a little more sturdy than a bent paper clip.

    Has anybody else noticed this change? Do all iPhones come with this type of tool now, or is it only the SE?
     

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  2. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    Bundled SIM Ejector Tool? I haven't had a free SIM Ejector Tool come with an iPhone since my 3G.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    They're included with phones that don't include SIMs.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    This change happens from iPhone 6 era, as soon as I remember. At least, when I bought iPhone 6 Plus, the eject tool looked like what you show in the photo.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No idea.

    My first SIM ejector tool was in October 2015. Sprint model iDevices don't come with a SIM ejector tool and while the 5 and later the 6+ were my first phones that actually had SIMs it wasn't until I ported to T-Mobile that this little tool became a thing.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Correct. The SIM tool is included with for the simless iPhones. I actually purchase a stronger Sim removal tool while back. It works a lot better For the newer Sim trays on the iPhone 7 models with the O-Ring seal embedded around the tray, which can be stubborn to remove. Those cheap one tools Apple includes bend and are junk.
     
  7. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    You're right! I just got 3 tools from Apple, and they're different from the photo you posted

    Yours look like a pretty folded paperclip
     
  8. Channan macrumors 68030

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  9. Septembersrain Contributor

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    [​IMG]

    This came with my 5c I bought directly from Apple years ago.
     
  10. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Same, I've only seen this one
    Maybe this is a newer model?[​IMG]
     
  11. d.best.5205622 macrumors newbie

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    Does it work?
     
  12. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    No, Apple just put it in there for ***** and giggles
     
  13. d.best.5205622 macrumors newbie

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    So you're talking about the looks. Not the function? If it works who the hell cares about how it looks. "Form Follows Function".
    Oh by the way my question was sarcastic
     
  14. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Thought you were being serious when you asked if the tool worked
     
  15. d.best.5205622 macrumors newbie

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    It's like talking to Sheldon Cooper...sarcasm![​IMG]
     
  16. Septembersrain Contributor

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    I'm not good at sarcasm either.

    The one from my 5c does not work very well with my 7+. I have to really jiggle and jab it in there to open the SIM tray.
     
  17. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I've only ever seen this one (6 plus, 6s plus, and 7 plus).
     
  18. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I've never had one included. I simply use a paperclip when necessary.
     
  19. deano1972 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, my 5s and 7 both came with the sturdier type not the paper clip looking ones. When I recently sent my phone off for repair to Apple they sent me one with the empty box and another with the returned phone and both were the sturdier type as well.
     
  20. fabian9 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sarcasm aside, but it definitely doesn't work as well as the old liquid metal type tool.

    This new one tends to deforms as you push down on it.
     
  21. valinda macrumors 6502

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    I've never received a sim ejector tool with my IPhone's, even the sim free models I purchased at Apple Store. I use my earrings
     
  22. Finchly macrumors member

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    Mine have never had that break in them but I don't see why would they change it to something cheaper? Apple's whole schtick was always caring about the screws in the back of the machine so I doubt they're trying to cut corners on something already so inexpensive.
     
  23. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    This one looks weaker than the OP ones.
     
  24. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    To me they both looks exactly the same
     
  25. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    UK SIM free models from Apple all come with an ejector tool. Only the SE comes with the one pictured, every other iPhone comes with the solid metal one.
     

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