Nano-SIM card template for iPhone 5

Just to throw this out out there. Shortly after the iPhone 5 was launched in the US, many have wondered whether regular-sized mini-SIMs or micro-SIM cards can be used with the new device after cutting it down to a nano-SIM-sized card.

Though the nano-SIM is thinner than previous generations, it is literally just a hair thinner, a 0.09mm difference. You may be able to feel the snugness when trying to shove the card in the tray, but it’s definitely non-damaging and will still work perfectly.

We regret to tell you all that our micro-SIM template for our nano-SIM cutter is missing. That means we can only cut regular mini-SIMs now, and not micro-SIMs.

Not too worry, we’ve discovered a nice little template first made aware to us by Sharon Vaknin of CNET. The PDF can be printed to an A4 paper to be used as a template for you DIY folks out there. Pro tip: use a sharp pair of shears.

Note that for some reason the measuring on the paper template seems to be smaller than in real life, so be careful not to over-cut your SIM cards.

That or you could get your SIMs replaced from Maxis, DiGi, Celcom or U Mobile.

Reuben Thum's love for technology dates as far back as the Sega Master System era when people are still rocking out on an 8-bit "Dixie's Land" chiptune. His gig as a bartender later did not douse his interest for tech one bit, as he then dedicated a few years of his life assisting users to achieve the same love, deep in the bowels of the tech support world. Currently, he just feels weirded out writing about himself from a third person's perspective.