Apple's iPhone 4S is a SIM card destroyer?
If you have a new iPhone 4S, you could well be having a bit of bother with it. It would appear that some users have noticed that it isn't really working as a phone and that there's repeated SIM card failures.
This is according to customer help forums on the Apple website. Kinda flies in the face of those who say Apple products 'just work'.
The SIM problem seems to be affecting those running the new iOS 5.01 on the iPhone 4S, leaving them staring at an error messages saying "invalid SIM".
Customers who have full bars are not able to connect to calls or receive texts, leaving one disgruntled customer feeling like they'd "purchased an ipod".
Away from that, other customers are reporting ongoing issues with battery drain and Wi-Fi connections not working as they should. One user on the help forum writes:
"So far I have had my iPhone 4S for 2 weeks and it worked flawlessly before the 5.0.1. After the update the signal was unstable, battery drain [an] issue, [it has become] difficult to place call (call failed), and gives me invalid SIM every few hours. I'll be using my old iPhone 4, fortunately I didn't update it with 5.0.1. I hope Apple come out with a better update fix ASAP."
The Genius Bar might be a little busy over the next few weeks.