iPhone 15 may arrive in the UK without a SIM tray
According to a new report, Apple plans to remove the SIM card slot from the iPhone 15 in France, which in turn could mean the UK.
Late last year, the company launched iPhone 14 phones without the traditional NIC cases in the US. Instead, US users register with their carrier using built-in eSIM technology.
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It seemed to be a matter of time before phones in other countries followed suit. Now a report from a French site iGeneration suggests the tray could get guillotineed as Apple looks to move beyond the nano SIM standard.
If the French iPhone 15 series does break ties with the SIM tray, it’s unlikely to happen in that country alone. How MacRumors notes that the iPhone 14 Pro A2890 sold in France is also sold in the UK, Ireland and many other major European countries.
If this does happen in the UK and the iPhone 15 is launched without a SIM tray, it will likely cause some temporary hiccups as Brits get used to switching to an eSIM rather than a traditional piece of plastic. There will also be frustrated people who just don’t like change. You know the types.
However, it is likely to be beneficial in the long run. For example, network switching will become easier, as you will not need to take a new card to activate, you will just need to inform the relevant networks of the on/off dates.
It’s also a great option if you travel a lot, as you can easily switch between networks in your phone’s settings rather than inserting and removing SIM cards when you land in a different country.
EE, Vodafone, O2 and Virgin Media are the networks that currently support eSIM in the UK, but you can bet your last dollar that others will get their ducks in a row soon if there’s a chance Apple will stop supporting its current delivery method . service.
This is the one to keep an eye on.