It seems Apple’s iPhone 5 will be landing in stores sooner than expected, since network operators are already stocking up on the handset’s new nano-SIMs.
Unlike the iPhone 4S’ micro-SIM, the new iPhone will sport Apple’s new nano-SIM. In a blog post, Vodafone has revealed the new SIM. The network operator has quickly removed the post, but apparently wasn’t quick enough. Images of the nano-SIM have been circulated in the internet.
According to Vodafone, it has stockpiled 500,000 nano-SIMs for the iPhone 5. The new iPhone is set to be officially announced this evening. Vodafone having this many nano-SIM cards suggest that Apple will be making their new handset available soon after its official unveiling.
The nano-SIM measures 12.3×8.8mm, which makes it 40% smaller compared to the micro-SIM. According to Vodafone, it is “So slim and tiny you might only be able to handle them with tweezers.”
The nano-SIM is not the only component that has shrunken down in size. According to previous reports, leaked images show the iPhone 5 sporting a smaller dock connector. Shrinking these components down allows Apple to cram in a better battery and things like a 4G chip into a slimmer profile. It seems just a few minor adjustments here and there make s a big difference in enhancing the performance of phones.
Another rumour suggests that the iPhone 5 will sport a slimmer display. According to leaked images, the new iPhone will come with a 16:9 widescreen display, which is ideal for watching movies or videos when turned sideways.
Apple will be officially unveiling the iPhone 5 this evening, which means we’ll finally get to see the hotly-anticipated smartphone. This also means that you’ll get your hands on the new iPhone soon.
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