Apple sure loves removing things on their latest releases. And apparently, for the iPhone 15 Pro, they are taking out one very crucial hardware.
The iPhone 13 series is only a couple of months old, and the iPhone 14 series will not arrive until late next year. But as early as now, we’re already seeing rumors regarding the iPhone 15 Pro. This one, true or not, looks really controversial.
This rumor claims that Apple plans to ditch the physical SIM card slot on iPhones, starting with the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models that will not come out until 2023.
The report came from Blog do iPhone from Brazil, which claims that the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will come out without a physical SIM card slot and will solely rely on eSIM technology — a technology that enables dual SIM support on current iPhone models and brings cellular connectivity to premium Apple Watches.
Sources say that that the 2023 Pro models will have dual eSIM support so users can use two networks at the same time. However, no word yet if the non-Pro model will have the same omission.
While controversial, this move is no surprise since Apple has openly said that its main goal is to come up with a completely portless iPhone. The company has introduced MagSafe technology on the iPhone 12 series, which could make the lightning port obsolete in generations to come.
Fans of physical ports may still have hope. As you know, Apple tried to remove the HDMI and other ports on the MacBook since the 2016 models, only to bring back some of them in the recent variants.
Still, the iPhone 15 series will not arrive for another two years, so it’s too early to tell. That said, take this rumor with a grain of salt.