So the iPhone5 has been announced with some great new features – larger screen size (a bit longer) yet thinner, lighter, faster speed, improved camera, LTE support. As an iPhone4 owner it is tempting to upgrade. The downsides I can think of are the new connector which means having to shell out a bit more $$ for adaptors or new accessories, and what I am most concerned about – the new NanoSim card it uses. While one could pop a NanoSim into an adaptor for use on other phones, it is not easy the other way round. Unlike cutting standard Sims to microSims, it’s not advisable or possible to do so . I don’t plan to be “locked in” to one provider so swopping Sim cards is important to me and this would be a dampener to getting an iPhone5 straight away.
I hope the phone manufacturers will quickly settle on one standard – perhaps the NanoSim is the standard of the future. When more providers offer NanoSims, then I could consider the iPhone5. It does look yummy!