We know that European carriers were stocking up on a 40 percent smaller Nano SIMs as they got to test the new SIM card standard extensively ahead of the next iPhone’s release in September, a French blog this morning posted a series of image depicting a purported Nano SIM tray for the iPhone 5. Also leaked, a slightly reworked and a bit smaller home button thought to be making an appearance on the next iPhone.
French blog NowhereElse.fr has the story (machine-translated):
Presented as being designed to slip into the SIM card slot of the iPhone 5, this element seems in turn confirm that the next iPhone indeed adopt this new standard imposed by Apple.
The site also claims that all major French telcos placed large orders for Nano SIMs ahead of the next iPhone’s release on September 21. NowhereElse.fr apparently got hold of these images from a source in China.
The site also posted images showing a smaller home button that we saw last Friday in a video depicting side-by-side comparison of the front panel of the existing iPhone 4/4S and the next iPhone.
Here it is.
Nano-SIMs are approximately 40% smaller than current "micro-SIMs." It's another new feature along with shorter dock connecter for iPhone 5, however, we have to wait and see.