Cracking open the Apple iPhone

Ejecting the SIM card

Unlike most other mobile phones, you can't open the case to replace the battery or access the SIM card. The SIM card is held by a small holder in the top of the iPhone.

To remove the SIM card, insert a paperclip or other thin, round tool into the small hole on top of the iPhone.


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