Carriers are reportedly testing the new cards in partnership with Apple.
In a report from yesterday BGR announced that the iPhone 5 is rumored to feature 1 GB RAM, an NFC chip and it will be compatible with 4G LTE networks.
Today, the same site reports that the handset will come with a nano-SIM and that these new cards are already being tested by AT&T.
Apple didn’t offer its partners the iPhone 5 for tests, but only the nano-SIM cards and adapters, and AT&T is not the only carrier that tests the gadgets.
“Multiple carrier sources have exclusively told BGR that Apple is supplying nano-SIM adapters so its carrier partners can test how nano-SIMs work on their networks in standard test devices before they are widely deployed when the new iPhone is introduced. This includes AT&T,” the site writes.
Several operators around the world are testing the new nano-SIMS in order to check if they work properly on mobile networks and whether they will be ready for use once the iPhone 5 is available.