iPhone with SIM

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by orr971, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. orr971 macrumors member

    orr971

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    Hello. I have a question.

    When I got my iPhone 5, it came in a box, brand new with wraps arround the box.
    But 2 problems though:
    1. It had no SIM-opener or however this metal needle is called. In the bix, in this manyal thing, it had no place for it to be stucked to!
    2. It already HAD a SIM (Nano SIM) inside of it.....

    What possible explenations can it have? Sim inside a brand new iPhone and a missing piece in the box?
     
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    That sounds right. The iPhones no longer come with a sim-removal pin, and all devices include a micro/nano sim inside, regardless if the card is already activated or not.
     
  3. orr971 thread starter macrumors member

    orr971

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    But I dont live in the US. The iPhone was brought to me, but with no AT&T plan so there is no reason for it to come with a SIM inside.
    And the iPhones DO come with this needle these days. Fact: my brother got an iPhone 5 a week before me, and he had it. Also, he had no sim inside of it.
    What's the explanation?
     
  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Maybe this thread will help explain it. Look at post #15. Perhaps US and international iPhones are different. All 3 of our AT&T iPhone 5's came with unactivated sims and no eject tools. It's really not a big deal...
     
  5. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    In the US, iPhones no longer come with a sim-eject tool. We use paper clips. Ur phone was brand new, and there is no crazy explanation. Move on and enjoy.
     
  6. orr971 thread starter macrumors member

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  7. macingman macrumors 68020

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    For what it's worth. The phone would have been bought in the US but imported and then sold on by a third party. That's why the packaging is "American style" or whatever you wish to call it.
     
  8. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68000

    MuGeN PoWeR

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    the iPhone which are bought from apple store as factory unlocked come with no SIM and it has SIM Tray Opening Tool. i am saying this as i bought my iPhone 5 without contract from AT&T and it came with sim and no sim tray opening tool. on the other hand i bought my wife's iPhone 5 from UK apple store as factory unlocked. it came with no sim and it had the sim openin tool.
     

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