Apple hasn’t confirmed anything about the features of iPhone 5 or has neither let out any information on the kind of SIM card the phone is going to support. It was rumoured that iPhone 5 was going to launch on August 7 and some rumours indicate towards a September/October launch. It has been also rumoured that the phone is going to boast of a larger screen along with ability to run on 4G and will feature NFC. Chinese website has already started offering iPhone 5 on pre-orders.
“Since Apple has succeeded in getting a newer, smaller nano-SIM standard passed, Europeans carriers are now reportedly placing orders for the tiny new chips in anticipation of the launch.” Read the report.
The nano-SIM design is 40% smaller compared to current designs of micro SIM found in many smartphones. Mobile operators were more or less unaware of the micro-SIM adoption by Apple a couple of years ago and they were always found to be in shortage of such SIMs reports Irish Times. Increased iPad and iPhone 4S sales added to the pressure and this is the probable reason why operators are not going to take any chances this time around.
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