1. kfan12's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    A friend of mine recently gave me a SIM removal tool that he bought on eBay. He said that when he bought it it was a "genuine" removal tool from the iPhone 3G (according to the seller on eBay). It looks like the original SIM removal tool, any idea on how to check on it's authenticity. Not like it's super important but just curious.
    05-16-2012 05:33 PM
  2. CG68's Avatar
    I'm not sure how to check the authenticity but here are some pics of the 3g sim card tool:



    I just use a paper clip or push pin.
    05-16-2012 05:43 PM
  3. kfan12's Avatar
    Mine looks like this.

    Attachment 15864
    05-16-2012 11:28 PM
  4. Tanbam's Avatar
    I think that the very first tools that came with the 3G were made from that new liquidmetal alloy; it has been suggested that it was their trial run to see how well they could manufature a part that wasn't quite so important that they could change to a conventional metal later.

    The original tools were much stronger than they would appear to be. Later on, the tools became much flimsier and easy to bend - even though they look identical.
    05-17-2012 01:03 AM
  5. kfan12's Avatar
    I also read somewhere that the European iPhone 3G came with a steel sim tray removal tool that looked the same. I guess there isn't a way to determine whether mine is the original 3G liquidmetal version just by looking at it.
    05-17-2012 09:01 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    I am not aware of any "revisions" to this tool... in fact, the iPhone 4 and 4S did not even come with one... pardon my asking, but what's the big deal, anyway?
    05-18-2012 12:32 AM
  7. kfan12's Avatar
    Curious, that's all.
    05-18-2012 07:45 PM