For some time now, we’ve been hearing rumors that both cellular carriers and Apple have been testing the new, smaller, Nano-SIM standard to be used in next-generation devices. Nowhereelse.fr has posted photos of the purported next-generation iPhone’s Nano-SIM tray next to the current iPhone 4S’ SIM tray. If this is a real component, it proves that Apple managed to ram the new, smaller, standard through.
Apple is constantly pushing for smaller and thinner. With this new Nano-Sim standard, Apple can save more room for other components, and shrink the size of the device with newer iterations of the device. This goal seems clear, but it remains to be seen if this new standard will actually make it into the next-generation iPhone expected to be released later this year.
At any rate, this report also includes photos of black and white variants of the home button purportedly destined for the next-generation iPhone. These buttons seem to match up with the buttons seen in previous reports. So, if these button components seem to be legitimate, then by extrapolation, it adds credibility to the Nano-SIM component. I suppose we’ll see if this all pans out on September 12th, when it is widely believed the next-generation iPhone will be unveiled.
Image courtesy of Nowhereelse.fr.