The iPhone 5 is launching in India in the coming weeks and we are told all major carriers are busy testing Nano SIMs on the phone to ensure everything runs smoothly at the time of launch. BGR India had earlier exclusively reported that carriers were placing orders for Nano SIMs and today one of our readers has sent us photographs of a sample Nano SIM card that Airtel might use. (more…)Google+
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One of the biggest problems at the moment with using the iPhone 5 in India is the non-availability of Nano-SIMs. BGR India had exclusively reported earlier that major Indian carriers had already placed orders for Nano-SIMs but they would be widely available only when the iPhone 5 is officially launched in India. Of course, you can cut a regular SIM into a Nano-SIM manually but it is a hit or miss affair. Our friend, Maninder Pal Singh, has good news for us as he has managed to snap a Nano-SIM cutter from Shen...
Planning on buying the iPhone 5? Wondering how to convert your standard SIM into a Nano SIM? Well, don’t fret as a step-by-step guide for doing the same is available. Be forewarned, it is not as simple as converting a standard SIM to a Nano SIM and we have not tried the method ourselves considering the iPhone 5 is not available, yet. (more…)Google+
Delhi’s grey markets have started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5. Some retailers are offering the iPhone 5 for as much as Rs 1,20,000 and are promising it will be available a couple of days after the phone goes on sale on September 21. (more…)Google+
The iPhone 5 might launch in India earlier than anticipated. Indian carriers have started placing orders for Nano SIM cards, which is currently being used exclusively in the iPhone 5. According to multiple sources, Airtel and Vodafone have already placed orders for Nano SIM cards. Airtel is sourcing them from Oberthur and Vodafone from Syscom. Aircel, which along with Airtel has been Apple’s carrier partner in India, is also said to be placing its orders. Sources tell us that almost every carrier would ...
Apple’s next iPhone announcement is just a month away and like every year many will be scrambling to their friends in the US to get one before it hits their country. But we suggest they hold on till Apple officially launches the iPhone 5 in their country (and on your carrier) before you get one. For all we know, the iPhone 5 (or whatever Apple might eventually call it) might not work even if it is factory unlocked. Read on to find out why… (more…)Google+
Our team at BGR Classic has confirmed that the next iPhone will feature a Nano-SIM. According to BGR sources, Apple is already supplying US carriers with Nano-SIM adapters for testing and apparently AT&T is set to introduce the new iPhone later this year with the new SIM standard. (more…)Google+
Only yesterday we told you that Apple is prepping a new nano-SIM which might end up getting the nod of European Telecommunications Standards Committee (ETSC), but is facing stiff resistance from Nokia which is developing its own solution. Well, today the folks at The Verge have posted an image of the sim prototype that Apple has been developing. (more…)Google+
Apple has announced that it will license its nano-SIM patents for free free if its proposal becomes the universal industry standard. There are currently two proposed nano-SIM designs out there, one is by Apple and the other one is by Motorola, RIM and Nokia. Nano-SIM is nothing but a further miniaturization of the micro-SIM which is currently being used in many of Apple’s products such as iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and also in some Motorola and Nokia smartphones. A nano-SIM takes little real estate within a pr...