Sim removal tool

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chad H, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Chad H macrumors 6502a

    Chad H

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    Did anybody else notice this in the "Whats included the box" portion of apple's website. Also noticed it requires i-Tunes 7.7. Not important just found it odd. Carry on.
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it's been posted about several times. It's a paperclip.
     
  3. Chad H thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know if it had. Just thought I would mention it for discussion just in case. Lock this.
     
  4. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    I wonder how many millions of paper clips Apple purchased? :D
     
  5. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

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    probably upwards of 10 million.
     
  6. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    why is it needed?

    the way the iphone is bought and activated means that you should not need to remove or replace the SIM?

    just leave it in, and find a paperclip if needed
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It happens every once in a while even in sanctioned cases -- here are examples of scenarios that are officially sanctioned (i.e. involve no jailbreaking, unlocking, or other forms of skullduggery that I have committed :D ):

    - If your iPhone breaks and you get a replacement, you will typically keep your SIM and put it in the new iPhone

    - If you buy a used iPhone from someone and activate it with your country's official carrier in the official way, you will need to put a SIM in it (and there's nothing particularly illegal about that)

    Granted, the rumor seems to be that AT&T in the US will want you to actually come to a physical AT&T store (the nerve! :rolleyes: ), so it would seem that it would have been cheaper to just outfit every AT&T store with a paperclip, but... :D
     
  8. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    or if you already have an iphone and use the sim from that iphone, and are you guys joking when you say its a paper clip? or is it really
     
  9. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    No, it most definitely is. They even put it in a little plastic pouch with a diagram of how to use it.

    They sent them out during the stupid loaner program phase while they were still ramping up production on v1.
     
  10. aosman macrumors 6502

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    It really is a paperclip
     
  11. drpellypo macrumors 6502

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    If you look at the pictures of the 3g phone, it's completely flush on the top, e.g, no sim card slidey out bit.
     
  12. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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