iPhone XR iPhone XR - Not a simple SIM swap?

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  1. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    I have't kept up with all of the XR threads so I just noticed the XR doesn't use a micro-SIM. I bought two from Apple (outright purchases). They will be Christmas gifts. I guess we'll have to take a trip to AT&T before the phones can be used?
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    What phones are you swapping from?
     
  3. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And iPhone 5 and 6.
     
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  5. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! I started wondering when I saw this info listed -

    iPhone XR is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards

    I was thinking the previous model used a micro-SIM. Now I see those haven't been used since the 4.
     
  6. Mackinjosh Suspended

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    You can easily convert micro sims into nano sims yourself without going to your carrier.
     
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Those are straight swaps. No need to go into store.
     
  8. Abs_p macrumors 6502a

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    Microsims haven't been a thing with iPhones for a very long time. You will need nano sims. If you are coming from anything recent, it will be a straight swap.

    Anything >iPhone 5 uses nano sims.
     
  9. Newtons Apple, Nov 30, 2018
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    Not really. If you have a SIM cutter that is fine but have seen many SIM card ruined from user attempts to cut them down.
     
  10. Mackinjosh Suspended

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    That's what I meant. Find a friend with a cutter or buy a cheap one on Amazon. It's cheap and easy to do. No need to ever involve the carrier.
     
  11. OTACORB macrumors 68000

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    No need to cut sims with a iPhone 5 and/or 6 as they both use nano-so you just swap them out. DONE! :)
     

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