New iPhone nano-SIM tray photos leaked

As Apple's next iPhone nears its release date, the rumor mill will undoubtedly heat up. The latest leak to hit the Web is a set of photos allegedly showing the nano-SIM card tray.

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Translated by Google, tech lifestyle Web site nowhereelse.fr (via 9to5Mac) has posted photos of what appears to be the soon to be released iPhone's nano-SIM card tray. The photos come from China where many of the iPhone's parts are manufactured and assembled.

As you can see in the photos, the nano-SIM tray knocks a little off the micro SIM tray's width. In the world of mobile devices, especially ones that Apple produces, every bit of extra space counts.

Though Apple's design for the nano-SIM has been approved for use by ESTI, no official word has been released as to whether the new cards will be used on the next iPhone.

Mobile phone operators aren't taking any chances, though, as reports of heavy nano-SIM card buying have surfaced.


The article from nowhereelse.fr also includes photographs of what appears to be a redesigned (albeit slightly) Home button. The alleged button seems to be fairly similar to the current iPhone 4, 4S Home button, losing just a bit of width.

There was no mention as to whether an iPad Mini model, also expected to be released this fall, would also include the new nano-SIM card or the redesigned Home button.

More rumors are sure to help fill in the new iPhone picture as the reported September 12 media event nears. Does a nano-SIM card give Apple a competitive advantage when it releases the next iPhone? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!