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Why does the iPhone 5 use a nano-SIM?

Why does the iPhone 5 use a nano-SIM? Is it purely to save a tiny bit of space? Don't they realise how much trouble they've caused? :p

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 13:26

Yes they realise, no they don't care. The Nano-SIM is Apple's vision of the future (to me, it seems entirely pointless, my SGS2 works fine with it's "ancient", big SIM card).

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 13:31

Don't they realise how much trouble they've caused?
Yes... like when they introduced micro-sims. Now used in Android, WP, MeeGo etc etc...
We llive in a nutty world. There is a German saying: Es gibt kein richtiges Leben im falschen.
If you can Google that and then make sense of it, you're almost there ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 14:26

Don't they realise how much trouble they've caused?
Yes... like when they introduced micro-sims. Now used in Android, WP, MeeGo etc etc...
We llive in a nutty world. There is a German saying: Es gibt kein richtiges Leben im falschen.
If you can Google that and then make sense of it, you're almost there ;)

There's no correct life(?) in a false one? #NoGoogle

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 14:33

Not bad (no Google, either :p ) - Off to buy a tie dye shirt

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 14:43

Not bad (no Google, either :p ) - Off to buy a tie dye shirt
Mein GCSE Deutsch war nicht so gut, es var etwa zwanzig Jahre...ago. (I have no idea what the German word for "ago" is).

Also, tie-dye T-Shirt? I know what they are, I just don't understand their relevance...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 14:45

Not bad (no Google, either :p ) - Off to buy a tie dye shirt
Mein GCSE Deutsch war nicht so gut, es var etwa zwanzig Jahre...ago. (I have no idea what the German word for "ago" is).

Also, tie-dye T-Shirt? I know what they are, I just don't understand their relevance...


The expression originated (or was popularised) in the 60s "counter culture"... kinda like a response to "changing the system from within"...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 14:46

"es war vor 20 Jahren" - or: "es ist zwanzig Jahre her" ... Impressive, nonetheless :O

Pondlife  Sep. 17, 2012 at 15:45

Did all previous iphones use micro or was it more recent?

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 16:22

Did all previous iphones use micro or was it more recent?
Das iPhone, iPhone 3G und iPhone 3GS habe eine normale SIM. Das iPhone 4 und 4S habe eine Micro-SIM.

Jan, please correct my German :p. Also, how the hell did you learn English to your current level (I've always wanted to improve my German, but I've never had time/found an effective way)? If you'd not told me, I would have no idea you weren't born and raised in the UK.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 16:27

....hat eine normale...

Pondlife  Sep. 17, 2012 at 16:33

Just as well that was easy to read, it took a while for anyone else to use it then. So won't see nano in anything else for a while most likely then.
His English is too good to have been raised in uk ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 16:34

Is there some rule for things like that, or is it just a case of remembering where the right place to use certain words is? For example, in English, for some reason, "seil" from the word "abseil" has the exact same spoken sound as "sail" and "sale", yet they mean totally different things. You just have to remember which one goes where in what context (which must be nigh on impossible for non-English speakers to learn).

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 16:37

Just as well that was easy to read, it took a while for anyone else to use it then. So won't see nano in anything else for a while most likely then.
His English is too good to have been raised in uk ;)

True...lots of people here seem to struggle with even the most basic syntax and have great trouble even speaking English properly.

nuttynut  Jan. 8, 2014 at 03:52


Yes... like when they introduced micro-sims. Now used in Android, WP, MeeGo etc etc...
We llive in a nutty world.


do you realize that before your precious iphone began using micro sim cards, other companies (including king nokia) had already a bunch of models using them? apple has not revolutionized anything, and has not come up with anything new. everything apple has implemented in their iphones is technology already in the market. stop living in a dream world and wake up to the fact that apple is only copying everyone, while at the same time lieing to you by saying they are innovators. i'm not a fandroid or a wphan; im only being real.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 8, 2014 at 09:13


Yes... like when they introduced micro-sims. Now used in Android, WP, MeeGo etc etc...
We llive in a nutty world.


do you realize that before your precious iphone began using micro sim cards, other companies (including king nokia) had already a bunch of models using them? apple has not revolutionized anything, and has not come up with anything new. everything apple has implemented in their iphones is technology already in the market. stop living in a dream world and wake up to the fact that apple is only copying everyone, while at the same time lieing to you by saying they are innovators. i'm not a fandroid or a wphan; im only being real.


ARE YOU out of your mind? What's wrong with you? Bad breakfast? Got a BB for X-mas?
If you cannot read and digest posts, their text and subtext, you better not log into public forums.
apple is only copying everyone,
I do NOT give a flying f*ck who innovates/invents what, when or why, as long as I am free to choose a device or cereal that suits my needs/wants. And, hey, it's not like Google had to take a deep deep breath when Apple released the first iPhone, while Google's Android prototypes
looked like BB development rejects from 2004. Get a fr*gging life, you aggressive troll.
Nobody here begrudges you whatever floats your leaky boat.

And good morning.

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