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    Couldn't pop my sim out?

    Got my iPhone 4s on the 14th but had to remove my sim to fix a network problem and it barely came out when I used a push pun.  It said on the screen NO SIM FOUND so I knew it was out but I couldn't pull it completely out on my iPhone 4s.  Couldn't even get my nail in there.  Anyone know why its so difficult to pop out the sim?

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    Nov 2, 2011 9:10:01 AM
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    Try using a paperclip. A pushpin may be a bit too thick to reach all the way down. 

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    Nov 2, 2011 9:38:28 AM
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    MJB0188 wrote:

    Got my iPhone 4s on the 14th but had to remove my sim to fix a network problem and it barely came out when I used a push pun.  It said on the screen NO SIM FOUND so I knew it was out but I couldn't pull it completely out on my iPhone 4s.  Couldn't even get my nail in there.  Anyone know why its so difficult to pop out the sim?


    I did notice on mine that it took a lot more force than I thought it should.  And I'll agree that a paper-clip would likely work better than a push pin.

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    Nov 2, 2011 11:25:24 AM
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    The only paperclip I had was much thicker than my push pin lol.  

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    Nov 2, 2011 11:27:23 AM
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    lol! Smiley Happy

     

    You can always pop into a retail store if there is one close by. They'll be able to help you out. 

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    Nov 2, 2011 11:40:39 AM
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    A small paperclip works fine.

     

    On one of my iPhone 4 handsets it requires significant force to pop the SIM. Then the phone was new it was so stiff that I bent the paper clip.

     

    Just popped the SIM last night to put in an Atrix, still required force.

     

     

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    Nov 2, 2011 1:25:57 PM
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    Apparently a SIM Removal Tool used to be included with earlier models; I was surprised to find I didn't get one. Smiley Very Happy  And a large paper clip probably works better than a small (normal) one.

     

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    Nov 2, 2011 3:39:08 PM
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    Yes, the 3GS was the last iPhone to come with this tool.  I think that Apple should still provide them.  I have bent many paper clips trying to force the SIM card slot open.  The big clips are too thick and the small clips are too weak.  I use a safety pin now.  I just think that this is a ghetto solution for a $700 phone.

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    Nov 2, 2011 3:45:33 PM
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    I wish my 3GS came with one of those. I have tried to use a paper clip, thinking it would work, but the clip I had was too wide and would not fit into the SIM slot hole. Instead, I use the pointy part of an aluminum "campaign" button that I keep on my nightstand and that works very well. Smiley Happy

    Removing the SIM tray with the SIM inside though, has proven difficult for me. I use the pin to stick it in the hole and then I have to pinch the tray to completely remove both the SIM and tray. They just do not make it easy for us.

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    Nov 2, 2011 3:49:49 PM
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    You can get them for cheap, or maybe Apple stores hand them out if asked? Smiley Very Happy

     

    All the ones I see online say for 3 & 3GS, nothing about 4, 4S; so are the holes a different size now?

     

    What I read on Apple's site, they are no longer including them to save the planet. Smiley Very Happy

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    Nov 2, 2011 3:57:16 PM
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    Not sure about the different sized SIM holes.

    'Saving the planet'? From what? Smiley Very Happy

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    Nov 2, 2011 5:54:16 PM
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    Extra metal?  I have a feeling it was to make extra profit. Smiley Wink

     

    Next time I'm at an Apple Store, I'll see what kind of answer I get (if they sell them, and if they'll fit the 4-series).

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    Nov 2, 2011 6:57:47 PM
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    Used the sim removal tool which came with my 3G and worked flawlessly!

    Fwiw, I believe those sim removal tools were made with liquid metal...remember that liquid metal company Apple purchased a few years back.

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    Nov 3, 2011 12:32:49 AM
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    Great it worked!  Good to know the hole is not a different size, so will be looking to aquire one, somehow. Smiley Wink 

     

    All I can say is I feel cheated in not getting one. 

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    spd2demun wrote:

    Extra metal?  I have a feeling it was to make extra profit. Smiley Wink

     

    Next time I'm at an Apple Store, I'll see what kind of answer I get (if they sell them, and if they'll fit the 4-series).


    "Save the planet" my rear hiney...Apple has never heard of recycled metal?  For sure they did it solely to squeeze more profit--it's called "decontenting"...and to be fair, Apple isn't the only company that practices this.

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    spd2demun wrote:

    Great it worked!  Good to know the hole is not a different size, so will be looking to aquire one, somehow. Smiley Wink 

     

    All I can say is I feel cheated in not getting one. 


    I know I didn't get one with my iPhone4 and I don't think I got one with my 3GS either. IIRC, I did get one with the 3G though....

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