Apple May Remove SIM Card Slot from Some iPhone 14 Models
Apple May Remove SIM Card Slot from Some iPhone 14 Models

Apple May Remove SIM Card Slot from Some iPhone 14 Models

5 september, 20221 minute to read
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Bloomberg insider Mark Gurman in his latest weekly Power On newsletter has reported that Apple considers introducing some iPhone 14 models without a SIM card slot, which would be part of Apple's move towards eSIM.

However, Gurman said it likely won't happen until next year's iPhone 15. Rumours about the possible removal of the SIM card slot have already been circulating a few times.

Apple will give eSIM a bigger push this time around, with carriers preparing to steer users toward the digital, embedded SIM cards rather than physical ones. In fact, Apple has considered removing the physical SIM card slot altogether beginning either this year or next for some models.

Removing the SIM card slot would improve the iPhone's water resistance and possibly free up some space inside the device.

eSIM is not yet available in all countries so some iPhone models with a SIM card slot could remain on the market for at least a few years in the transition.

5 september, 2022
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