The only eSIM variant of the iPhone 15 series will be available in more countries: report
The Apple iPhone 15 series with eSIM-only connectivity might be available in more countries this year. A new rumor suggests that Apple is ready to push eSIM technology on its iPhone to more countries. The trend started last year with the launch of the iPhone 14 series, which only offered eSIM connectivity for the US market, skipping the physical SIM slot. Apple, however, has kept the physical SIM card slot on the iPhone 14 series for all other markets.
Based on a report from the French website iGeneration, it is said that Apple plans to use eSIM as the only way to associate it with networks in more countries other than the United States. It indicates that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models will have an eSIM variant only sold in France. According to Apple’s history, France will not be the only place where this change could occur. It is said that more European countries will say goodbye to the physical SIM card slot on the iPhone this year.
eSIM technology is increasingly being promoted and adapted by consumers in developed markets. However, real-world technical challenges prevent most from using eSIM technology and sticking with the old-school physical Sim tray option. eSIM has been available on iPhone since 2018 iPhone Xs series and iPhone XR. The addition of eSIM alongside the physical SIM card slot enabled dual SIM connectivity on the iPhone. Soon after, rival brands like Google and Samsung followed the formula.
On the iPhone 14, Apple says customers can configure up to eight eSIM profiles. This saves having to constantly swap connections for those who travel a lot between countries.
Apple is expected to launch its next iteration of iPhone this year in September, however, the company has not yet shared any details about the upcoming iPhone 15 series. A recent report suggested that Apple will offer Dynamic Island feature which debuted on the iPhone 14 Pro models on all four iPhone 15 models.
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