Apple is apparently in talks with the mobile carriers in an attempt to change the way things work with SIM cards and their iPhones and iPads. At the moment SIM cards have to be inserted into a device, Apple wants them to be built in.
Embedded Sim cards of e-SIM cards are actually built into the hardware and can not be accessed by the user of the device, this would allow Apple’s customers to sign up for any mobile carrier service with their device.
It would also make it easy for customers to switch between providers as this could be done without the need to get a new SIM card from your new provider, of course there would obviously be carrier restrictions on when you could change over depending on your carrier contract.
Apple are apparently in talks with some of the major carriers which include AT&T, T-Mobile, Deutsche Telecom, Orange, Telfonica and more about using these embedded SIM cards in their future devices.
We are not expecting this technology to be introduced with the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus later this year, we will probably have to wait until next year if Apple manages to convince the carriers to use the technology.
Source 9 To 5 Mac
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