The iPhone 14 will impose a historic change on operators — 2022

There are those who see it as absurd that nowadays mobile devices as advanced as the iPhone have a piece of cardboard as an essential element for their full operation. However, this very year could begin to change, at least as far as Apple is concerned. According to the rumors that have been known these weeks, it seems increasingly clear that The iPhone 14 will eliminate physical SIM cards . This would also mean pushing telephone companies to take the final step in its elimination.

What benefits will this measure bring?

Although there are still months to go before we officially see these iPhones and it is confirmed that they do not have a SIM card tray, at first we can get a global idea of ​​the advantages that all iPhones would entail.iPhone have eSIMinstead of the physical format.

The first, in relation to the card itself, since it would be said goodbye definitely to problems such as loss of the same, breakage and other problems that usually generate. This would mean, for example, a saving money when requesting a duplicate or activating a SIM for the first time. Although it must be said that some companies already charge the eSIM registration service almost at the price of physical ones, so it would have to be standardized.


On the other hand, it must be said that the space now occupied by the iPhone slot for the SIM tray could be occupied by other elements. For example, we could have biggest battery having more usable space. This isn't as much of a problem anymore on the newer models, but it would certainly be a step up from being a problem altogether.

It could also cause problems

It is true in the same way that, at least at first, that the iPhone 14 only allows mobile connection with eSIM could be a significant handicap in some cases. First of all is that there are countries where eSIMs are not supported , since the operators do not include it in their services. In the same way as in those territories where there are, not all companies offer it.

On the other hand, the configuration of this type of digital cards is not the easiest thing in the world. Therefore, it is expected that Apple will make this matter much easier and when carrying out actions such as restoring an iPhone, we will not find as many problems as those that arise now, since in most cases all the information on it is lost when it is formatted.

Precedents of the iPhone with the telephone operators

Returning to the matter of the operators and the change that it would entail, we must remember that with the arrival of the first iPhone there was already a paradigm shift for them. Until then, in countries like Spain they exercised a harsh monopoly, being the main sellers of mobile phones and taking advantage of it in various ways.

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For example, it was common for companies not to offer free mobiles to use with any other operator. In the same way that they included their logo on the chassis of the terminal, in addition to including animations on and/or off with their image. It was even normal to find their own apps within the operating system of the phones. Nevertheless, apple banned strictly this type of action.

Over time, it was standardized that all brands imposed this type of prohibition. It was also increasingly common to find that other stores, in addition to the brands themselves, sell mobile devices beyond the operators.

Therefore, given these precedents, it is expected that after Apple other important manufacturers in the sector will arrive to Press operators and thus end the obligation to have a physical SIM card. This would also impose the necessary regularization of eSIM rates and a simplification of processes so that everything can be simpler and digitized.