If you thought it was a pain in the neck when the iPhone 4 opted for a microSIM, you’re gonna love this latest rumour about the iPhone 5. Apparently, the new super-slim Cupertino smartphone will be using the even-smaller nano-SIM cards. Time to get those scissors out…
The Financial Times are now claiming that operators are stockpiling the new SIM standard in order to meet demand when the iPhone 5 launches. Operators were caught short of microSIM cards when the iPhone 4 launched, and they’re keen not to make the same mistake twice.
The tiny nano-SIM was at the heart of an industry debate earlier this year, as both Apple and Nokia clashed over what should become the standardised size for the cards. Apple’s design won out in the end though all other manufacturers will also be able to use it too.
Rumours currently peg the iPhone 5 down for a September release date.