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Topic # 60280 23-Apr-2010 13:42
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Do any devices other than the iPad and new iPhone use micro SIMs?

I suppose users will be expected to fork out to buy a new SIM if we want to use one of these upcoming devices on Vodafone?

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Reply # 322076 23-Apr-2010 13:43
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ahmad: Do any devices other than the iPad and new iPhone use micro SIMs?

I suppose users will be expected to fork out to buy a new SIM if we want to use one of these upcoming devices on Vodafone?


How do you know the new iphone uses a micro SIM?

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  Reply # 322080 23-Apr-2010 13:50
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  Reply # 322082 23-Apr-2010 13:53
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GBristow: John: http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone


Have seen all that until Apple says something its all rumors

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  Reply # 322084 23-Apr-2010 13:55
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Plenty of industrial devices have the option of a microsim in them. The one I saw was made so that you could pull a sticker off and get access to the sim slot to use a normal sim, or else open the locked cover and use a microsim in the same slot. I didnt know it was a microsim at the time I saw it and thought they had just cut up a normal sim to stop people from pulling it out.




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  Reply # 322095 23-Apr-2010 14:13
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johnr:
GBristow: John: http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone


Have seen all that until Apple says something its all rumors


$50 says that's the real deal.

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  Reply # 322108 23-Apr-2010 14:40
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GBristow:
johnr:
GBristow: John: http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone


Have seen all that until Apple says something its all rumors


$50 says that's the real deal.


I am sure its the real deal to

John

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  Reply # 322119 23-Apr-2010 15:07
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johnr:
GBristow:
johnr:
GBristow: John: http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone


Have seen all that until Apple says something its all rumors


$50 says that's the real deal.


I am sure its the real deal to

John


Haha, damn. I thought that was going to be an easy $50 ;)

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  Reply # 322155 23-Apr-2010 16:45
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johnr:
GBristow:
johnr:
GBristow: John: http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone


Have seen all that until Apple says something its all rumors


$50 says that's the real deal.


I am sure its the real deal to

John

So, you're sure it's real but you dispute the need for Micro SIM?  What's up with that?

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Reply # 322158 23-Apr-2010 16:58
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No disputing that the IPAD 3G uses a MicroSim, so unless Vodafone are prepared to lose potential revenue by not embracing IPAD 3G on their network, customers will look elsewhere, or cut up their existing Sim cards for use with a micro-sim adaptor.

Having said that, guess at this stage there is no where else for customers to look, with no other provider in NZ offering MicroSims.

Surely isnt difficult to provide MicroSims, and probably cost less to produce than standard size sims due to less plastic used in manufacture...

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Reply # 322162 23-Apr-2010 17:06
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gmball: No disputing that the IPAD 3G uses a MicroSim, so unless Vodafone are prepared to lose potential revenue?by not embracing IPAD 3G on their network, customers will look elsewhere, or cut up their existing Sim cards for use with a micro-sim adaptor.

Having said that, guess at this stage there is no where else for customers to look, with no other provider in NZ offering MicroSims.

Surely isnt difficult to provide MicroSims, and probably cost less to produce than standard size sims due to less plastic used in manufacture...


How many devices are sold in NZ requiring a micro SIM today

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Reply # 322164 23-Apr-2010 17:10
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None as far as I am aware. But as we know the future changes.

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  Reply # 322226 23-Apr-2010 21:44
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johnr:
GBristow: John: http://gizmodo.com/5520164/this-is-apples-next-iphone


Have seen all that until Apple says something its all rumors


Apples legal team apparently contacted Engadget and basicly said "its our proporty and we'd like it back thankyou" and turned up at their door and took it. Now apple cant do it if it isnt theirs because its stealing since they legally wouldnt own it. But like some people said, its a prototype so it could change before then but the iPad 3G uses micro-sim so apple will most likely follow suit from now on and use that.




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  Reply # 333443 23-May-2010 00:28
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If one were desperate, could be possible to physically cut the SIM to the micro SIM's shape and size; they have the same chip, do they not? And if one were to cut it right, one would have a micro-SIM-to-standard-SIM adapter.
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  Reply # 333502 23-May-2010 07:22
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There a template on the iPhone New Zealand website to cut an XT sim card to mini sim card size. I imagine it would work the same on a Vodafone sim.

http://www.iphonewzealand.co.nz/2010/all/ipad-3g-settings-on-xt-and-microsim-template/
 

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  Reply # 333524 23-May-2010 09:31

nicks: There a template on the iPhone New Zealand website to cut an XT sim card to mini sim card size. I imagine it would work the same on a Vodafone sim.

http://www.iphonewzealand.co.nz/2010/all/ipad-3g-settings-on-xt-and-microsim-template/
 


'Tis good at a last resort, but we're all hoping that both telco's will bring out official ones, hopefully soon. XT said they're making them.

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