Credible rumors affirm the possibility of Apple removing the physical SIM card, starting with the iPhone 14 models in 2022. In fact, the iPhone Pro model due for release in 2023 would have two eSIMs instead of a physical nano-SIM card slot and a digital eSIM present in the iPhone 13 models. This will work well to improve water resistance of iPhones and even to free some space inside the device, to be used for new targets or even to a new design. Just to remember, Apple’s former design chief Jony Ive once envisioned the iPhone as becoming a “single slab of glass.” As part of the transition, some U.S. carriers will allegedly start offering select iPhone 13 models without a nano-SIM card in the box in the second quarter of 2022. Users will be typically able to activate a cellular plan via eSIM by turning on the iPhone, connecting to a Wi-Fi network, and following the on-screen instructions. Because eSIM service is not available in all countries, the iPhones with a SIM card slot may remain available in some markets.
The experience is growing. In the coming years, eSIMs were to become much more popular.The iPhone 13 models already support multiple eSIM profiles, allowing users to subscribe to several cellular plans digitally and switch between them. Things are promising. However, with nearly two years until the launch of the expected modified phone it’s very likely the company itself hasn’t made a decision just yet.We know that we know…nothing.