It was recently reported that the Apple iPhone 15 Pro series models, which will be released in 2023, will not have a physical nano-SIM card slot and will instead support dual eSIM cards.
According to a new report, the transition from physical SIM to eSIM may occur sooner than expected. According to reports, the iPhone 14 series models due out in 2022 may not have external nano-SIM slots.
Apple has advised major US network carriers to start preparing for the launch of eSIM-only smartphones by September 2022, according to a report from MacRumors. They also have access to a document outlining the timeline for this initiative, though it makes no mention of Apple or the iPhone.
In Q2 2022, some US carriers will begin offering select iPhone 13 models without a nano-SIM card in the sales box, indicating that the company is working on a transformation. If the product is purchased through Apple Store or Apple.com, the company is already selling iPhone 13 models without a nano-SIM in the box.
For regions where eSIM functionality isn’t available, we expect the Cupertino-based tech giant to continue to make iPhone models with physical SIM card slots.
There have been rumors that Apple is planning to remove the Lightning port from its smartphones, and if the company also removes the physical SIM card slot, it will go a step further in terms of creating a seamless design and improving water resistance.
Apple has a history of making bold decisions, so it’s possible that this information is accurate. In the coming weeks or months, we expect to learn more about this.