Photos Of Next iPhone’s Nano SIM Tray?

French website has published set of comparison photos showing what is claimed to be a nano-SIM tray for the next generation iPhone with the current micro-SIM tray used in the iPhone 4S or iPhone 4.

If the part is indeed the real deal then it means that Apple will be using the smaller nano-SIM standard, which is supposed to 40% smaller than the micro-SIM card that was recently approved by European Telecommunications Institute (ETSI)

MacRumors reports:

The nano-SIM card itself has dimensions in a ratio of 1.4, compared to a ratio of 1.25 for the larger micro-SIM. 

Consequently, it indeed appears has indeed been planning to use its proposed nano-SIM standard in the next-generation iPhone for a numbers of months, even before the standard was approved by the European Telecommunications Institute (ETSI). 

Back in July, Financial Times had reported that European carriers have already started stockpiling the new nano-SIM cards, as they were expecting Apple to launch the new iPhone with the nano-SIM card.

Operators expect that the iPhone will feature the nano sim in a slimmed down design, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation, and have begun to store millions of the cards in warehouses in anticipation of high demand for Apple’s iPhone. Apple declined to comment.

Operators were caught off guard by the adoption of the micro Sim for the iPhone 4 as well as the original iPad two years ago, with some struggling to meet demand with their own micro-Sims in the first weeks of sale.

One informed person said that the major networks were keen to be ahead of demand this time, however. He added that the iPhone 5 was likely to be similar sized as the iPhone 4 although slimmer and with a fully metal body.

This won’t come as a big surprise if the 6th generation iPhone requires a nano-SIM card as Apple was one of the first companies to start using the micro-SIM standard when it launched iPhone 4.

If Apple decides to launch the next iPhone with nano-SIM tray, let’s hope that carriers are geared up for it and we don’t have to convert the micro-SIM card to nano-SIM cards using a knife like this.

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[ vis MacRumors]