Video Comparison of 'iPhone 5' Nano-SIM Tray and Buttons to iPhone 4S Parts

Photos of what has been claimed to be a nano-SIM tray for the next-generation iPhone have surfaced several times this month, and repair firm SmartPhone Medic now posts a video comparison (via Cydia Blog) of several next-generation iPhone parts including the nano-SIM tray and external buttons compared to the corresponding parts from the iPhone 4S.

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"iPhone 5" nano-SIM tray on top of iPhone 4S micro-SIM tray (Source: Nowhereelse.fr)

The comparison of SIM trays demonstrates how the micro-SIM used in the iPhone 4S/4 does not fit in the smaller tray that is reportedly being used in the next-generation iPhone. Like the nano-SIM tray, other parts shown in the video including the sleep/wake button, volume buttons, and mute switch are notably of a "gunmetal grey" color distinct from the silver color seen on the iPhone 4S. The video also shows the home button that was the first next-generation iPhone part to leak back in late April.


Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation iPhone with a media event on September 12, with the major new features of the device being a taller 4-inch display and a redesign resulting in a taller but thinner form factor.

Update: The video has been removed.

Update 2: The video is now available once again.

Top Rated Comments

nick_elt Avatar
113 months ago
Steve would of never allowed this removal
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleMactablet Avatar
113 months ago
I see Tim Cook at his desk, Deletes "iPhone 5 nano sim video"
Checks off Doubling Down on secrecy
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nick_elt Avatar
113 months ago
Oh My God......why does MR keep posting the same damn articles on different days? We've seen this stuff a dozen times already about a smaller sim card! WE GET IT!
WhySoSerious man?
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WhySoSerious Avatar
113 months ago
Oh My God......why does MR keep posting the same damn articles on different days? We've seen this stuff a dozen times already about a smaller sim card! WE GET IT!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Arran Avatar
113 months ago
How times change. I remember back in the day when Apple would completely surprise us with each shiny new iProduct. We'd all ooh and aaah at the keynote, and the next day we'd gaze at the innards on some tear-down website.

Now it's all backwards. :)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimTheEnchanter Avatar
113 months ago
the mini prefix comes before the micro prefix. Moreover, minisims were a thing too. They are what we had before the iphone 4 came out but were simplified to just sim because not much attention had been paid prior to apple caring about them.
tte :d
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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