Will everyone soon have an eSIM?

An eSIM card has the advantage of being already present in the device, soldered and connected, and therefore it does not have to be renewed when changing operator. — Photo by Akshar Dave on Unsplash

Rumours abound that Apple may soon do away with traditional SIM cards and offer only eSIM on its next iPhones, which would signal a major move into the mainstream for this system. Time to weigh the pros and cons of this technology, which offers great flexibility for consumers and yet remains rather unknown.

For several years, Apple has been combining the classic SIM card support with the presence of an eSIM on its iPhones. The recent rumour, revealed by 9to5Mac and then relayed by specialist sites, suggests that the next iPhones (expected in September 2022) would only offer an eSIM. This would undoubtedly be a major disruption in the sector, as this technology, which has existed for several years, has not been widely adopted by general public.

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