1. Tartarus's Avatar
    It's been rumored for a few years now that Apple is working on an integrated SIM Card for in iPhones.
    The idea behind it is that you no longer need a SIM Card from your carrier. Instead you just give them the information on your iPhone and they activate the phone on their side.
    By leaving out the SIM Card slot, Apple makes room for more amazing stuff in their phones.

    Do you expect Apple to introduce this with the next gen iPhones?
    kataran likes this.
    04-14-2017 06:57 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    That would be great
    Tartarus likes this.
    04-14-2017 07:14 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That would be good for some. But how would users who like to switch out the SIM card with 2 or more phones do that?
    04-14-2017 07:19 PM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    That would be great
    Yes. I just read your thread about cutting SIM Cards yourself. That would be something from the past with this feature.
    04-14-2017 07:19 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    That would be good for some. But how would users who like to switch out the SIM card with 2 or more phones do that?
    I think if they continue with this plan all they aim for will be customer binding.
    Knowing Apple, they will come up with a solution though.
    Like you could get a regular SIM Card from your carrier to use with other phones and all you have to do is enabling FlightMode on the iPhone.
    04-14-2017 07:22 PM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    Looking forward to fall already
    Tartarus likes this.
    04-14-2017 07:22 PM
  7. mumfoau's Avatar
    Hmmm. I'd never heard about this but that'd be kinda slick. Wonder what could be done with the extra potential space from not needing a SIM slot.
    04-14-2017 08:19 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's been rumored for a few years now that Apple is working on an integrated SIM Card for in iPhones.
    The idea behind it is that you no longer need a SIM Card from your carrier. Instead you just give them the information on your iPhone and they activate the phone on their side.
    By leaving out the SIM Card slot, Apple makes room for more amazing stuff in their phones.

    Do you expect Apple to introduce this with the next gen iPhones?
    Can't they do this now with their SIM-free iPhone models?
    04-14-2017 08:52 PM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    Can't they do this now with their SIM-free iPhone models?
    I don't know the process of activating on CDMA networks, so I can't answer that question.

    If your question was whether Apple can't already put more amazing stuff in CDMA phones, the answer will be no. It serves no purpose to put new features in the SIM-free phones if they can't provide the same feature with the other version.
    04-14-2017 08:57 PM
  10. mikezmac's Avatar
    It's been rumored for a few years now that Apple is working on an integrated SIM Card for in iPhones.
    The idea behind it is that you no longer need a SIM Card from your carrier. Instead you just give them the information on your iPhone and they activate the phone on their side.
    By leaving out the SIM Card slot, Apple makes room for more amazing stuff in their phones.

    Do you expect Apple to introduce this with the next gen iPhones?
    No
    04-16-2017 06:50 PM
  11. Matty's Avatar
    Hmmm. Wonder what could be done with the extra potential space from not needing a SIM slot.
    I was thinking the same thing. I found this secret patent from Apple. Not sure exactly what it does but looks really cool. Maybe they could include it on the next iPhone with the space they save from the SIM card being removed?
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    Do you think the iPhone 8 will come with an integrated SIM Card?-151130144358-apple-headphone-jack-780x439.png
    camaroz1985 likes this.
    04-17-2017 03:32 AM
  12. ItnStln's Avatar
    That would be good for some. But how would users who like to switch out the SIM card with 2 or more phones do that?
    Exactly
    bobsgolf likes this.
    06-10-2017 08:15 PM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    As a user who swaps sim cards between phones a lot, I wouldn't welcome it.
    06-14-2017 03:35 PM
  14. camaroz1985's Avatar
    As a user who swaps sim cards between phones a lot, I wouldn't welcome it.
    I agree, though I am hoping to slow down my device switching haha.
    06-14-2017 03:44 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I think it will.. but only if the carriers play nice. That is the big question.
    06-15-2017 05:20 PM
  16. BoneCollecter's Avatar
    No! Contact free models will still include a sim slot
    Tartarus likes this.
    06-22-2017 08:26 AM

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