Buy a US iPad and hack your UK SIM with a meat cleaver and Hey Presto!

6 May 2010

meat cleaver SIMApple's iPad 3G uses a MicroSIM and, as the name suggests, it is a bit smaller than your average SIM. Annoying, right?

Well, there seems to be a way around it and it involves a pair of scissors and a meat cleaver.

A chap called John Benson got himself a US-issue iPad 3G and then, got his Vodafone SIM and chopped bits of it off until it slotted into the MicroSIM slot on his iPad and apparently, it works great.

Basically, John Benson sliced away all the erroneous bits of plastic around the electronic bit until it could be squeezed into the slot. Handy news if you simply can't wait to get your hands on one.

Obviously, none of the dimwits at Bitterwallet have tried this because we're not allowed sharp objects (have you tried cutting up a SIM with safety scissors?) so if you're giving it a go, don't come crying to us if you bork your SIM beyond repair. Okay?

That said, if any of you are brave enough to give it a go, send us the pictures of your handywork/severed fingers.

Click here for the guide.


  • Fatal E.
    My give a shit meter is failing to register this one.
  • maxtweenie
    John Benson? ........And now from Norwich, it's the Quiz of the Week!
  • mike
  • Marty P.
    amore interestingmash up leaked here for the Apple fanbois to jizz on
  • The B.
    Nice knife, if of course it's a not a knock off.
  • Pete
    Give it a week..... the new iClever from Apple.
  • Fatal E.
    That's clearly a chefs knife, NOT a meat cleaver. Proof yet again that Apple fans know fuck all.
  • Romaan A.
    I remember when i had a "ghost" sim replicator - i.e. have 2 sim cards in one slot and it worked on the same principle and all you had to do was type in some code to switch between the sims! As phones got smaller and thinner, it failed to take off unless you still hrbour a 3510i!
  • Fifi
    Or if you want to be seen as "down with the kids" 1. bork Irreversibly damaged.
  • Morocco
    "Handy news if you simply can’t wait to get your hands on one." Probably can't wait to get your hands on a lady's breasts either, can you? Tough.
  • smashingnicey
    I had no idea that borkin meant A bitch trapped in a mans body. Sorry, got distracted from this no news news item. Actually, I tell a lie. What was the reason apple gave to make the sim smaller? I suppose I could find out myself, but really don't give enough of a shit to do so. Yawn
  • smashingnicey
    in response to the cleaver/knife debate - well, global cleavers are quite similar to their knives, and considering that the pictures conceal much of the knife area I can understand some people thinking this may be a global cleaver. However it's definitely a knife. Idiots. Man, i am Borkin tonight! Go on speak amongst yourselves. Nothing to see here.
  • Rolly
    I really hate Apple.
  • Skymarshall
    I owned a meat cleaver once. I've never eaten sausage again.
  • parpparp
    "Extraneous" you numpty.
  • dude
    That knife has gone global!
  • facebook s.
    Howdy This is important info, am into all this... hot story boy

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