Leaker confirms that Apple could switch the iPhone only to eSIM as early as 2022.

iPhone to switch to eSIM by September 2022, No more SIM slot

There have been recent reports of SIM card removal from iPhone starting with the iPhone 15 . Shortly afterwards, MacRumors received an anonymous tip that Apple already in negotiations with major US operators, advising them to prepare for eSIM for their smartphones, which should arrive in September 2022. This information was confirmed by a reliable Apple leaker @dilandkt via Twitter, and GSM Arena.

Leaker @dylandkt
Leaker @dylandkt (source: Twitter)


Removing the physical SIM card slot from a smartphone has several benefits from a manufacturing perspective. First, the mechanism for ejecting and inserting the SIM slot should no longer be produced and its absence would free up valuable space inside. One port would simplify the construction of the frame less, and removing the SIM slot would further protect the smartphone from water and dust entering the phone.

iPhone to switch to eSIM by September 2022, No more SIM slot (source: Apple)


With Apple’s removal of the headphone jack and the adoption of MagSafe accessories in recent years, the company would be one step closer to an iPhone without a port if it removed the physical SIM slot from future models.

The last few generations of iPhones can use eSIM and it can be used in combination with physical nanoSIM for dualSIM functions. Certain iPhone variants in Hong Kong and mainland China may support dual nanoSIM cards.

Using eSIM when traveling should make your life much easier. especially when it comes to using it for international data, and never have to remember where you put that tiny SIM card that gets lost quite often. 

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source: GSM Arena