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T-Mobile Germany Begins Distributing Nano-SIMs to Retailers

iphone-ticker.de reports [Google translation] that T-Mobile Germany has begun distributing nano-SIM cards to its retailers, likely signifying preparations for the next-generation iPhone launch as the forthcoming device is so far the only one thought to use the smaller Apple-backed standard approved earlier this year.


T-Mobile Germany's nano-SIM (left) and mini/micro-SIM (right)

According to the report, materials included with the shipment indicate that the nano-SIMs are to be used to for the "latest generation of smartphones" that will be arriving on the market in the near future.

European carriers were reported in July as having been stockpiling supplies of the new nano-SIMs amid expectations of high demand for the next iPhone and past experience with card shortages when Apple transitioned to the micro-SIM standard for the iPhone 4. At the time, carriers were also said to be testing the new nano-SIMs in partnership with Apple.

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26 months ago

I thought tmobile doesnt carry iphone?


Tmobile GERMANY
Rating: 9 Votes
26 months ago
It is about time that Apple should confirm the September 12th event...
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago

It is about time that Apple should confirm the September 12th event...



Tomorrow at 10 PST.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago
Keep away from open sores
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
I hope we can cut the nano sim like we did in micro sim fromthe standard sim, else its a bit of problem !!
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

I thought tmobile doesnt carry iphone?


The don't in the US, but they do in Europe.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
I'll just cut mine down. It worked the last time when i switched from mini to micro SIM.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
I thought tmobile doesnt carry iphone?
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

It will take time for carriers to feel ok with complete loss of control over their clients with physical objects such as sim cards, but yes, heading there


You must work for Verizon who completely controls user hardware on their network.

A SIM card allows a user freedom to use any GSM phone they chose.
Rating: 2 Votes
26 months ago

He means no SIM at all.
A software based-SIM which is what Apple wanted from day one.


Isnt Software-Based SIM basically the same thing as CDMA-no Sim?
I would think physical SIMs are good because you can swap them out and such when you go to other countries (on unlocked iPhones)...Physical SIMS always meant more transferability to me...CDMA-Non-SIMs always seemed more untransferable.
Rating: 2 Votes

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