The first iPhone without a physical SIM card slot was initially expected to be the iPhone 15 Pro, which will be released in late 2023, but recent rumors suggest that this change will happen a year ago. Potential benefits include a more integrated design and improved water resistance.
An unnamed inside source recently revealed to MacRumors that Apple has told major US wireless service providers that they will only be ready for eSIM-enabled iPhones by September 2022. The source provided a document that "appears to be legal" ". The timeline outlined the initiative, although the document did not explicitly mention Apple or the iPhone.
According to the report, some US carriers have apparently started selling select iPhone 13 models without it going nano. SIM card in box in Q2 2022. iPhone 13 models sold on Apple's website and in retail stores don't have micro SIM cards, but they do support digital SIMs called eSIMs that use active service without the need for physical assistance. the card. p>
Given the purported date of September 2022, it is likely that Apple will be able to start its stages. Create physical SIM card slots from the iPhone 14 family.
The single ESIM design can bring the iconic Apple phone one step closer to former design chief Jony Ive's vision of a board-like iPhone. The glass is also likely to make the construction process a little easier and increase the water resistance.
Apple's upcoming iPhone - or at least the Pro models - is also rumored to have a 48MP camera with a periscope lens design. Under construction for next year. p>
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