The days of microsurgery with a paper clip to remove a tiny SIM card from a tiny tray in your iPhone might soon be over.
Apple announced that it is parting ways with actual SIM cards and trays in its new iPhone 14 series in the United States at its closely-watched press event this week.
iPhone 14 Models will rely entirely on eSIM technology
According to the latest announcement by Apple, the US models for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max do not support physical SIM cards and instead feature dual eSIM, enabling the activation of several cellular plans on a single device.
Kaiann Drance, vice president of iPhone Product Marketing, described it as Apple making "big improvements to cellular technologies... making it even easier to connect."
Users can activate a mobile plan using an eSIM, instead of a physical nano-SIM card. The availability of eSIM is rapidly growing, but the technology is still not widespread, which explains why iPhone 14 models will continue to be sold outside of the United States with a SIM card tray for the time being.
Apple's move to eSIM indicates that the company really believes that eSIM is the future, so it is important to know how that could impact you going forward.
Monty Mobile will help you be part of the eSIM evolution
Ideal for frequent travelers, eSIM allows users to stay connected anywhere, no matter how often or how suddenly they change locations. Traveling gets much easier, especially for those frequently going back and forth between two countries.
With Monty Mobile’s Instant Connectivity RSP Platform, Operators will be able to offer subscribers the possibility to acquire an eSIM profile by accessing the MNO’s web portal or self-care mobile application.
eSIM technology makes switching between carriers very simple. Instead of carrying more than one physical sim and replace them every now and then you can make the switch right on your phone with a swipe.
It's time for the world to switch to eSIM, that much is obvious. Digitization has now shifted so many other industries and it is past time that physical SIM cards were phased away in the same way that VHS, CDs, and other outdated technology were.