iPhone 5 Rumor: Nano-SIM Cards Shipped to Retailers [Photos]

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Today we've already seen leaked video of the iPhone 5's screen, flex cables, and dock connector port. Now, photos of the iPhone's new nano-SIM cards are making their way around the internet. It seems every millimeter of the device is likely to be leaked before Apple announces it at an expected event on September 12.

The above photo comes from a German iPhone blog. Apparently, a wireless carrier employee was able to snap a photo of the card with a micro-SIM next to it for scale. According to the blog, the shipment of the nano-SIMs came with a cover letter that instructed employees not to give the cards out to customers.

It was already seemingly confirmed last month that the new SIM cards for the iPhone 5 would be nano-SIM card. As seems to be the case since the original iPhone was released back in 2007, it takes a change from Apple to push a new technology forward. Credit card companies and banks are beginning to forge partnerships and make deals for mobile payment systems in anticipation of the iPhone 5, which may or may not have NFC capabilities.

Oh, and to avoid confusion, while the logo on the SIM card may look like T-Mobile's it is actually T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom. T-Mobile will not be getting the iPhone 5

(photo courtesy iphone-ticker.de)