Removing the iPhone SIM

A question was asked on the general Macintech-Discussion email list as to whether or not it was possible to change the iPHones SIM card

Off list there I had noted: maybe since there looked to be, what I thought, was a reset/removal hole and a cut out at the top of the phone that was about the size of a SIM card.

Sure enough, the iPhone User Guide (see separate post in this forum) contains the details. Here's a screen shot of the specifics from that document.

Why would swap the SIM? Well, for starters you'd do that if you had to take your current iPhone in for service and needed to use one of the AppleCare replacement iPhones. Some others might have a need to be able to swap SIM cards into other phones, provided they all fit correctly... whatever the reason, here's how: