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The end of SIM cards on the iPhone has been announced

The end of SIM cards on the iPhone has been announced

A few years after allowing users to set up an electronic SIM card (eSIM) with the iPhone XS, Apple is said to be on track to gradually remove the physical SIM card from iPhones.

MacRumors assures us that “Apple has instructed major operators in the United States to be ready to release eSIM-only smartphones by September 2022.” Future iPhone 14 models will initially only use eSIM technology. This is the iPhone 15, the next generation, will benefit from this new functionality.

In 2017, Apple put an eSIM in its Apple Watch. On the latest iPhones, this is the dual SIM option introduced by Apple, which has a physics card along with a virtual card.

SIM card warfare is nothing new

SIM card warfare is nothing new. Already in 2011, Apple filed a patent for the creation of a mobile virtual network, an MVNO, the direct effect of which was to force telecommunications operators to bid to sell their services to iPhone users. Apple introduced the Apple SIM in 2014, which is the forerunner of eSIM. And Samsung has been developing this concept for years.

The eSim card offers many advantages: it can not be lost, has more memory, it can store many cell profiles. It is very small compared to the SIM slot and takes up very little space inside the phone, which can be used well for battery and other components.