The business has partnered with numerous American mobile service providers, including AT&T, TMobile, and Verizon. Users can activate a cellular plan and place calls using an eSIM instead of a nano-SIM card, which has been the standard on iPhones for a while. Users will be able to store numerous eSIMs on their devices, and the business asserts that setting up their SIM cards won’t require a Wi-Fi connection.
The actual SIM slot was eliminated from the iPhone 14 series released in America when Apple announced the launch of the eSIM. eSIM technology, which enables consumers to use a digital SIM to make calls and send text messages on their devices without needing a physical SIM card, was announced as being supported by the firm during the Far Out Apple event. The news that Apple will remove the SIM tray from the new iPhone 14 series that is sold in America, however, was announced along with the eSIM.
The removal of SIM trays has been rumoured for a while now since Apple has teamed up with several carrier companies and seemingly wants to push eSIMs on a larger scale. However, it looks like the removal of physical SIM trays will only be taking place on models sold in America, meaning that anyone purchasing the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro in the UK should still see a SIM tray on their device.
Apple has not yet clarified if it will start removing the physical SIM tray from devices in other regions, though the company may start transisition to eSIM devices over the next few years if the eSIM technology goes well in America. If you’re interested in learning more about the different devices and news that has come out of the Far Out event, make sure to follow our live blog, as we will be updating it throughout the event.