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atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

Maybe soon to ask, but from the information that Iv found so far there is no hint whether the iPhone5 has a removable sim.  I currently have an iPhone4 with the sim slot on the right side.  All I need do is pop the slot out switch sim cards and I can use the iPhone with my local carrier as I travel between the US, UK and Australia.

 

There is some information on the UK or Aussie Apple sites about revovable sim, but the photos do not show a sim slot on the right side.

 

Any ideas?


iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1, Unlocked authorised removable SIM
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,760 points)

    The GSM iPhone 5 will use a nano sim card, & yes it will be removable.

  • atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    If the sim card is removable where is the slot?  Would the removeable sim iPhone5 be sold in the US or only overseas.  I had to wait forever for Apple to sell the unlocked removable sim iPhone4 in the states.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,760 points)

    On the right side. All GSM iPhones will have removable sims.

  • atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Hope you are correct, but there is nothing in Apples information anywhere about removable sims and definitely no photo of an iPhone5 with a slot on the right side.  I sure don't want to buy an iPhone5 only to get stuck with a phone I cannot replace the sim as I travel international.  Maybe when the pre-order site opens there will be more info...

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,760 points)

    Think for a minute...how could you sell an unlocked iPhone 5...listed right now on the Canada Apple store site...if it didn't have a removable sim.

  • atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    True, but the same page that shows the unlocked iPhone5 on Apple Canada/Ausralia or UK is not the same as on the US site.  I have a felling that I'm going to have to go across the border to buy the unlocked iPhone5.  It took Apple a long time to offer the same from the states. 

  • nkling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    atomicluck1 wrote:

     

    Hope you are correct, but there is nothing in Apples information anywhere about removable sims and definitely no photo of an iPhone5 with a slot on the right side.  I sure don't want to buy an iPhone5 only to get stuck with a phone I cannot replace the sim as I travel international.  Maybe when the pre-order site opens there will be more info...

     

    The festures page from the iphone 5 website and the FIRST picture

    Can you see the slot next to the THUMB?????

     

    US site

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/

     

    Canada Site

    http://www.apple.com/ca/iphone/features/

     

    Austrialia site

    http://www.apple.com/au/iphone/features/

     

    UK site

    http://www.apple.com/uk/iphone/features/

     

    Man you either need to have your eye exam

    or need to learn about how to look for information on a web site

  • atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I don't need glasses and I can read.  However, the only hint of a sim is that small dot in the photo.  On the US site no where is there an option to purchase the phone outright.  Nor an option to buy an unlocked iPhone5 as there is on Candian, Aussie or British sites.

     

    Go to the US site and dig ... there is zip about a sim location, not even on the tech specs page. 

     

    It is simple for me.  I do not take contracts with any carrier in the US or other wise.  I buy the phone outright ... which at this point is not even listed on the Apple site.

     

    There mention of the GSM sim card if you buy the phone online in the Q&A section.  But, no where else is it mentioned.  I'm hoping that changes once pre-orders actuallyopen and you can see options.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,375 points)

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare-iphones/

     

     

                                            iPhone 5                                           iPhone 4S     iPhone 4

    SIM Card


    Nano-SIM
    iPhone 5 is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.

    Micro-SIM

    Micro-SIM

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (14,370 points)

    It's obvious that you're trolling, and your post has been reported.  Adios.

  • atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I'm not trolling, just trying to find basic info.  There are some differences between the national sites. 

  • atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Carl,

     

    I was not trolling and I was not trying to be rude.  I only wanted to find out if anyone found something hidden in the small print that I had missed.  One reason I was late in getting an iPhone at all was the fact that unti mid-2011 Apple did not sell an unlocked iPhone4 in the US. 

     

    I more than understand that the iPhone5 comes with a mirco-sim card.  However, when you are outside the US there is conflcting information as to whether the sim card in on the side or inside the back panel.  The only photo is the one with the small hole by the finger in the main page photo.  If you look at the tech specs the sim card location is not pointed out.

     

    Nor is there from what I can find any mention of an unlocked iPhone5 on the US site.  Except for the Q&A.  Under a question about when I buy does the phone come ready to use.  In that answer it mentions an unlocked phone.    Yet, no where could I find that the unlocked phone will be sold in the US.  Where as it is immediately clear by looking at the Aussie, UK or Candian country pages .... there is an unlocked phone to purchase out right.

     

    I ended the question because it is clear people are misunderstanding my question.  Only thing I can do now is what until the site opens to pre-purchase and see if an unlocked iPhone5 is offered in the US.  Or if I will have to go outside the US to make the purchase.

  • atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I found out my answer today on the missing information on the US Apple site concerning an unlocked iPhone5.

     

    Apple is not going to offer an unlocked iPhone5 in the US for several months.

     

    The iPhone4 was the 1st version of the iPhone to be offered as unlocked in the US and then it was a full year after the original iPhone4 release.  The iPhone4S unlocked was not released in the US more than 6 months after its original release date.

     

    From the information that I received today an unlocked iPhone5 will not be released in the US until late December at the earliest and most likely not until 2013.

     

    Which means if you want an unlocked iPhone5 you will have to get it outside the US.

  • nkling Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    atomicluck1 wrote:

     

    The iPhone4S unlocked was not released in the US more than 6 months after its original release date.

     

    Please stop trolling and giving out false information.

     

    iPhone 4s original release date  was Oct 14 2011.

    I purchased 2 unlocked iphones 4s directly from apple online  on Nov 23 2011. Each cost USD 696.86 including NYS tax. I just checked my credit card statment.

     

    Oct 14 to Nov 23 is 6 months???

    Either you need to refine you research skill or you have problem counting days.

     

    pick one of these media reports most dated Nov 11 2011 which is less than a month after iPhone 4s release

     

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apple-begins-selling-unlocked- iphone-4s/2011/11/11/gIQASVnICN_story.html

     

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57323098-37/apple-selling-unlocked-contract-fr ee-iphone-4s/

     

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/11/apples-us-online-store-begins-selling-unlocke d-contract-free-i/

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