People may soon switch to phones with eSIM instead of physical SIM slots as more carriers and phone makers worldwide adopt the standard.

The upcoming iPhone 14 series from Apple may only be available with eSIMs in some markets, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

However, it is not anticipated that the tech giant will completely abandon physical SIM variants in favour of eSIM-only models for all of its iPhones. Apple appears to be analysing public reaction to the new eSIM-only models.

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According to reports, Apple has already alerted a number of significant US carriers to get ready for the arrival this Fall of its eSIM-only iPhone models. The primary benefit of removing the SIM slot from a phone is the release of limited interior physical space that can be used for other components. Another aspect that will help users is security, as telecoms can simultaneously send security updates to millions of users.

Speaking of Pakistani users, this is both good and bad news since some folks are used to physical sim variants because they are straightforward and simple to use, whereas you must visit carrier franchises to obtain an e-sim and the setup is a little different from using a sim card.