Apple to Offer eSIM-only iPhone 14 Variant [Analyst]

Apple to Offer eSIM-only iPhone 14 Variant [Analyst]

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Apple is planning to offer an eSIM-only variant of its upcoming iPhone 14 smartphone, according to analyst Emma Mohr-McClune, Technology Service Director at GlobalData.

“An eSIM-only iPhone was always a question of ‘when’, not ‘if’—but, so far, there has been insufficient consideration as to ‘how’.

“We don’t believe that Apple will take the ‘big bang’ approach—getting rid of existing systems and transferring all users to eSIMs—but rather launch an eSIM-only variant of its upcoming new model—retaining the dual eSIM-plus-physical SIM slot model for the mass market and its key carrier channel.

“To that end, we believe telecom companies will be given the choice of whether to stock and sell a new eSIM-only iPhone variation alongside more cellular business-friendly dual eSIM/physical SIM support models.

Last month, an anonymous tipster told MacRumors that Apple has advised U.S. carriers to prepare for the launch of eSIM only smartphones by September 2022. A document was shared outlining the timeframe for this initiative; however, its authenticity cannot be verified.

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Apple to Offer eSIM-only iPhone 14 Variant [Analyst]
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