IPhones are on the verge of no longer having a physical SIM card. There has already been a rumor about this when mentioning a change with the iPhone 15 Pro. Today, we learn that Apple is preparing the ground with operators, and the change could actually take place as early as 2022.
No SIM card with the iPhone 14 in 2022?
According to MacRumors, Apple has warned US operators that it will launch iPhones without a physical SIM card by September 2022. It should be understood by this that the new phones will only have the eSIM. And who says September 2022 says iPhone 14 and not iPhone 15.
An eSIM is a digital SIM card that allows users to activate a plan without having to use a physical SIM card. It should be noted that eSIM is not available in all countries, so iPhones with a SIM card slot may still be available in some regions. The adoption of this service is however in full expansion, since more than 100 operators offer eSIM in the world and others plan to deploy it in 2022. In France, Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free Mobile offer all the four this support.
The iPhone 13 already offer support for having two plans via eSIM (compared to only one with the previous iPhones). Now the ground is preparing to be exclusively on this formula and thus no longer have a physical SIM card.