Why doesn't iphone4S have a sim removal tool?

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  1. brazil5376 macrumors member

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    Was one supposed to come with the phone? I didn't get one.
     
  2. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    I believe they quit including them when the 4 came out.
     
  3. brazil5376 thread starter macrumors member

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    I know I can use a paper clip but my friend said his came with a tool for ATT and mine didn't for Sprint
     
  4. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    It stop coming with it for the iPhone 4 in America (locked to AT&T ) every unlocked iPhone comes with one tho (UK) my friend but a unlocked iPhone for tmobile (yeah edge speeds ouch ) and it came with it , I still got mine from the 3GS tho
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Usually when I get a replacement using Applecare it comes with the plastic bag that contains the sim eject tool.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Because you don't need it for sprint.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Very true, Sprint doesnt use sims.
    So you wont need to pop in or out anything.
     
  8. HeatherA macrumors 6502

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    Do you think they have these at the Apple Store? Out of the 3 we had in our house we can only find one. They're very useful to have extras of and I prefer these to a paperclip.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I prefer using one of those headphone jack plugs.
    It also doubles as a sim tray eject tool and its always there if you need it.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

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    Got an earring? Use that. Got a girlfriend? Use her earring. :D
     
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    And the Sprint iPhone 4S does have a sim, for international roaming. You just don't need it on the regular network.

    Deja vu...
     
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    I thought they all did. It's inside a little plastic thing that folds out and also contains documentation.
     
  14. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Nope! Didn't come with the Sprint ones.
     
  15. jgalan14 macrumors 6502

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    Nope is been removed from there
     
  16. HeatherA macrumors 6502

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    That may just be perfect. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    My earring posts are pretty slender and don't seem to work very well unfortunately. Right now we're just trying to keep track of the key that came with my iPad since the others have gone missing. Haha

    I think I may look into the earphone plug as that can serve dual uses and be less likely to get lost.
     
  17. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    Why doesn't iphone4S have a sim removal tool?

    Too costly? Why apple not include one in the box? :confused:
     
  18. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    I just took my tray out on Verizon using my name tag from work, and was quite surprised to see a verizon sim card in the tray. I always thought the tray was just empty..
     
  19. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    It does, but not in the USA for some reason. We got one in Australia
     
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    I imagine that out of the millions of phones they sell only a tiny fraction of a piece of a percentage would actually use it. Thus it wouldn't be practical or cost-effective.
     
  21. BAZ1307 macrumors member

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    I got one with my iPhone 4S purchased through Three in the UK. I didn't even expect one to be there, so I was confused about what it was when I first saw it! I thought it was a nice touch and really made getting that SIM slot open pretty easy. :)
     
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    I got one in Canada.
     
  23. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    In the US, they include one if they send you a replacement phone, so you can swap out the SIM with your data plan from the dead phone and put it into the new one. Ask me how I know... :) but all's well that ends well. Anyway it's true a paperclip or similar item will work.
     

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