The iPhone 14 family will probably not have a SIM card slot
Earlier this week, a report from the Brazilian website Blog do iPhone claimed that at least the iPhone 15 Pro models will be released in some regions of the world without a physical SIM card slot. Now it is said that the giant of the technology world may take such an action even earlier than the possible period.
Citing the information obtained from anonymous sources, Apple has advised the major carriers of the United States to have until September 2022 to launch Smartphones with electronic SIM cards should be prepared. Sources have shared a seemingly legitimate document that outlines the timeframe for the change; Of course, Apple or iPhone are not mentioned in the said document.
In a recent report, it is stated that as part of the transition process to electronic SIM cards, some American operators will apparently in the second quarter of 2022 select models iPhone 13 will be released without a nano SIM card in the box. According to the claimed deadline of September 2022, it is possible that Apple will remove the physical SIM card slot with the unveiling of some iPhone 14 models. However, it is still not possible to confirm or deny the authenticity of the report with certainty.
eSIM, as the name implies, is a digital SIM card that allows users to use communication networks without the need to use a physical SIM card. to benefit from their phones; But it should not be overlooked that the eSIM service is not available in all countries; So iPhones with a SIM card slot may still be available in some markets.
- iPhone 15 Pro wont have physical SIM card slot
In general, the adoption and support of electronic SIM cards is increasing rapidly. Currently, more than 100 carriers offer eSIM services worldwide, and more are planned to support the service in 2022.
It is interesting to know that Jony Ive, Apple’s former design director, The iPhone was once envisioned as becoming a glass panel, and the removal of the SIM card slot would be another step towards a more unified design and improved water resistance in the process. Removing the SIM card slot also frees up valuable internal space on the iPhone that Apple can use to install new chips or sensors.