Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Combine iPhone 4 and iPad?

For those of you planning to just switch out your iPad microSIM in to your iPhone 4 when it arrives next week, Apple confirmed that doing this will not actually work...

In the FAQ section on the iPhone 4 page the question and answer are provided as follows...

Q: Are iPhone 4 and iPad micro-SIM cards interchangeable?

A: No. Your iPad micro-SIM card will not work with your iPhone.

While it says the microSIMs from an iPad are incompatible, we believe that this is not so much a compatibility issue on a technical side, but rather the functions limited of the microSIM from an iPad which does not have voice enabled on it. When calling the phone # from an iPad you just get an error saying unable to connect.

However, a spokesperson for O2, one of Apple's partners for the iPhone and iPad in the UK, stated the devices are "quite different."

"Both use a mini-SIM, but the iPad micro-SIM is not, for example, provisioned for voice, and focuses on flexible data. The micro-SIM for the iPhone is set up for voice and other functionality."
A hack will likely be developed for this!

1 comment:

  1. er.... no

    the phone company provisions services on any SIM. Standard ones like Data or Voice to more complex ones such as blackberry BES or BIS. If you have a standard data service it will work in either, but there's no way to change what services are povisioned on a sim card via a hack


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