There still hasn’t been a bit of really solid information about the next generation iPhone, but that hasn’t stopped European carriers from making huge preparations for what they think the device will require. According to the Financial Times, Apple’s European cell carriers have been stock piling nano-SIM cards that might be a crucial element of the next iPhone.
Reportedly, the cards these carriers are buying are actually manufactured according to Apple’s design for the new 4FF standard, which would almost definitely be the type of SIM card used in the next iPhone. According to the Financial Times,
“Operators expect that the iPhone will feature the nano sim in a slimmed down design, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation, and have begun to store millions of the cards in warehouses in anticipation of high demand for Apple’s iPhone. Apple declined to comment.”
The report continues, claiming that the reason behind these nano-SIM card purchases is because carriers do not want to be caught off guard and underprepared, as they were when Apple made the switch to the microSIM in the iPhone 4 and original iPad. This definitely makes sense.
All in all, this is just one more sign that the next iPhone launch is imminent. Let’s hope the switch to nano-SIM technology is only the very beginning of the new and improved features.