15 years ago, Steve Jobs thought of an iPhone without a SIM card. Nobody thought it was a good idea, but time has proven him right (for the umpteenth time)
A year ago, Apple launched the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. It seemed like a start like any other, but had one peculiarity that was just a hint of what would end up happening around the world: end of the SIM card slot.
At the moment it’s happening in the US, the country where eSIM is perhaps most established, but there doesn’t seem to be much left of it in Europe. We don’t know if the turning point could happen with the iPhone 15, we’ll find out during the September 12 keynote, but it wouldn’t be unreasonable. The strange thing about all this is that it’s nothing new Fifteen years ago, Steve Jobs had this in his head and it’s getting closer and closer to realizing that vision.
He knew how to look at it, although (almost) no one else knew
When Apple started work on the first iPhone, Jobs was very clear: he didn’t want a SIM slot. This was confirmed by Tony Fadell – then VP of iPod – in an interview with CHM last year. said The company’s CEO had been very insistent but in the end he had no choice but to resign himself and accept that this was what he had to do.
There were technologies back then that could have made it work without a physical map, but they were underdeveloped, less common, and almost nobody used them. this is the situation The first iPhone still had a SIM slot. Now, 15 years later, that could change. In a way, the shift began in 2022, and now it’s only a matter of time before it’s complete.
eSIM technology is increasingly being implemented in the rest of the world. All major operators in Spain offer it – usually for free or at a relatively low price – and the same goes for the rest of Europe. It’s a platitude, though The fact that Steve Jobs was a visionary has been proven over and over again over the course of time. As simple as that.