The pieces are falling into place a week prior to the new iPhone’s announcement. We’ve seen complete mock-ups (though they are fake, look at the spelling of iPhone) and all the parts, now we’re seeing Nano SIM cards showing up at carriers overseas.
According to iFun, who managed to snag the shot above, Telekom has already begun to receive Nano SIM cards, which they are being told to hang on to for “future smartphones.” A translated message is below:
You will receive today a new generation of SIM cards for the latest generation of smartphones that come in the near future on the market. Sort your SIM card please first not in their cards in hand and give it not out to customers.We will inform you shortly about how to proceed.
By future smartphones, we know that they mean the iPhone, because as of right now, no other device has been rumored to use the new Nano SIM, despite other companies like Nokia, Research in Motion and Google’s Motorola all fighting for their Nano SIM format proposal. In the end, Apple won out with the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI).
While the tech industry still argues over whether or not the leaked iPhone parts are real, the one thing that we do know is real, is Apple’s use of the Nano SIM or 4FF format. All should become clear in one week.