Apple removes SIM tray from US iPhones
Apple announced the release of eSIM, but removed the physical SIM card slot in the iPhone 14 line sold in America.
During the Far Out event, Apple revealed that it now supports eSIM technology, allowing users to use a digital SIM card to make calls and send text messages on their devices without the need for a physical SIM card.
However, with the announcement of eSIM, there is news that Apple will be removing the SIM tray from the new iPhone 14 series that is being sold in America.
The company has teamed up with several mobile service providers in America such as AT&T, TMobile and Verizon, among many others.
eSIM allows users to activate a cellular data plan and make calls without using a nano-SIM card, which has been the norm on iPhones for several years now. Users will be able to store multiple eSIMs on their devices, and the company claims that users won’t need a Wi-Fi connection to set up their SIM cards.
Rumors of the removal of SIM trays have been around for a while now as Apple has teamed up with several carrier companies and apparently wants to promote eSIM on a larger scale.
However, it looks like the removal of the physical SIM trays will only happen on models sold in America, meaning that anyone who buys an iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro in the UK should still see the SIM tray on your device.
Apple has not yet specified whether it will start removing the physical SIM tray from devices in other regions, although the company may start moving to eSIM devices within the next few years if eSIM technology performs well in America.
If you’re interested in learning more about the various devices and news from the Far Out event, be sure to keep an eye on our live blog as we’ll be updating it throughout the event.