May 12, 2022

The iPhone 14 will become the first Apple smartphone to offer this major innovation

Small revolution in sight for the iPhone 14? Highly possible. According to Emma Mohr-McClune, analyst for GlobalData, Apple will offer its customers to switch to the eSIM. eSIM only. This is the equivalent of the SIM card that we must slip into our smartphone to access the services of our telephone operator (Orange, Bouygues Telecom, SFR, Free). The eSIM is therefore a virtual SIM card which takes the form of a small part located in the phone which is responsible for carrying out the functions of the SIM card.

This switch to eSIM seems to be the way to go for the iPhone 14 since many brands have already switched to this virtual card: Sony, Oppo, Huawei, Google, Motorola… but also Apple. It is indeed possible today to do without a SIM card from iOS 12.2 and the iPhone XS. For the iPhone 14, this will therefore always be the case, but the latest rumor therefore wants that Apple would purely and simply remove the slot reserved for the SIM card to offer only a visual version, the eSIM therefore. Because even if iPhone users have chosen the eSIM, smartphones retain the slot to accommodate a real SIM card.

According to the latest information on this eSIM subject, it appears that Apple – which has contacted the operators, not all of them yet – will not yet completely do without the SIM card: some models would be totally eSIM and others would be compatible eSIM but would keep a slot for a SIM card. The advantage of removing the latter would be to provide more space in the phone to put other components. It is also easier to manage to switch from one smartphone to another with its operator. And everyone now knows that dematerialization is the future of technology.