iPhone 5 Nano SIM inclusion expected as retailers receive stocks

The Apple iPhone 5 looks set to feature a new Nano SIM standard as networks begin receiving stocks of the sub-sized SIM cards.

One of the repeatedly rumoured iPhone 5 features to do the rounds ahead of the handset’s expected official unveiling later this month, newly leaked images have shown that network provider and German arm of the T-Mobile service, Telekom, has received its first Nano SIM cards.

Whilst the iPhone 4 made the jump from a standard SIM card to the now widely adopted micro SIM in a big to save space, Apple looks set to once again ready itself for another space-saving form change with Nano SIMs seemingly given the nod for the company’s eagerly awaited, sixth-generation iPhone 5 device.

A somewhat shoddily translated message sent by the network’s head office to its retail chains offers further hints at the iPhone 5’s expected Nano SIM inclusion stating: Dear partners, you will receive today a new generation of SIM cards for the latest generation of smartphones that come in the near future on the market. Sort your SIM card please first not in their cards in hand and give it not out to customers. We will inform you shortly about how to proceed.”

Although Apple has yet to officially acknowledge the existence of any iPhone 5 device, the iPhone 4S follow-on has been repeatedly leaked online with many of the handset’s upcoming features and components making premature appearances online.

Alongside the handset’s move to a Nano SIM, recent iPhone 5 rumours have suggested the smartphone will run a new quad-core A6 processor whilst a raft of early outed iPhone 5 images have hinted at the Samsung Galaxy S3 rival playing host to an all new, slimmer form factor.

Whilst the move to a Nano SIM will help save space within this refreshed and refined form, Apple is also reportedly redesigning its dock connection port for the iPhone 5 with the longstanding 30-pin connector making way for a new, smaller, faster, 9-pin offering. Further hinting at this new connection standard, the iPhone 5 USB cable has leaked showing the revised port in all its compact glory.

Although the handset looks set to be sliming down, the iPhone 5 is likely to be the largest iPhone to date with Apple tipped to be making the jumped up from the longstanding 3.5-inch form to a new 4-inch Retina display. As well as a refresh to the aging white Apple earbuds, the iPhone 5 is also rumoured to be adding a metallic back and switching the 3.5mm audio jack port fro the handset’s top panel to its base.

What changes would you like to see Apple introduce to its heavily rumoured iPhone 5 release? Would the move to a Nano SIM feature anywhere on your wish list? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Via: 9to5Mac

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