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iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Nov. 11

John Cox | Nov. 14, 2011
The iPhone 5 becomes the smartphone equivalent of the Holy Grail, a repository of the iOSsphere's technological hopes and dreams and, best of all, melodrama. This week: shatterproof OLED display, the curse of the iPhone 4S, cursing Samsung and the January surprise.

When it's put like that, it seems so obvious.

iPhone 5 will have the world's smallest SIM card

Desire Athow has rumoring down to a three-step science. You take any newly announced technology advance, write up a summary and then add a headline that includes "iPhone 5."

In a post at ITProPortal, Athow notes this week's announcement from "German tech powerhouse Giesecke & Devrient (G&D)" about the "world's smallest SIM card called the ... Nano-SIM." It's one-third the size of the current microSIM card and 15% thinner. Smaller components mean more space in the phone for other stuff and possibly a thinner phone.

G&D didn't mention Apple, or the iPhone, let alone the iPhone 5. But here's Athow's headline: "Will Apple iPhone 5 Come With Nano SIM?"

Apparently, no. Athow concludes his story: "Chances are though that future smartphones will not have any removable SIM cards at all ..."

John Cox covers wireless networking and mobile computing for Network World.

 

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