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Confirmed: Apple’s iPhone 5 to feature nano-SIMs, AT&T and other carriers already testing new cards

iPhone 5 AT&T to feature nano-SIM

The Financial Times reported earlier this week that carriers in Europe were starting to “stockpile” nano-SIM cards in preparation for Apple’s (AAPL) upcoming iPhone release this fall. It’s been rumored that the new iPhone will feature an even smaller SIM card than what’s used now, and we can confirm that the new iPhone will feature these tiny SIM cards called nano-SIMs. Multiple carrier sources have exclusively told BGR that Apple is supplying nano-SIM adapters so its carrier partners can test how nano-SIMs work on their networks in standard test devices before they are widely deployed when the new iPhone is introduced. This includes AT&T. On Wednesday, BGR exclusively confirmed that Apple’s new iPhone will feature 4G LTE, 1GB of RAM and NFC. We’ve reached out to AT&T for a comment and we’ll update this when we hear back.

Jonathan Geller is the founder of Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, and one of the biggest tech & mobile destinations in the world.

BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010 and Jonathan is President and Editor-in-chief of BGR Media, LLC. Jonathan was named to Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list in 2016, and frequently appears as a commentator on news channels such as CNBC, Fox News, ABC News and Bloomberg.

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