Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models could be released without physical SIM cards, as the company’s future smartphone lineup would solely support eSIM.
In 2023, Apple is expected to release the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max variants. Apple could release the two handsets without a real SIM slot, according to a rumor from the Brazilian website Blog do iPhone.
Both devices will only accept eSIM cards as a form of connectivity. Two eSIM cards are likely to be supported by the devices, allowing enabling dual SIM functionality. The change will aid Apple in enhancing the smartphone’s water resistance.
As of now, it’s unknown whether Apple’s non-Pro iPhone 15 models will similarly rely only on eSIM technology or will retain conventional SIM card slots. Apple’s iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max models, for example, now enable eSIM.
A periscope lens, which is predicted to dramatically improve the optical zoom of cameras, is another new innovation that could be launched with the iPhone 15 model.
Meanwhile, Apple is rumored to be aiming to release an iPhone 14 series with storage capacities of up to 2 TB. For next year’s iPhone, Apple is rumored to be using QLC flash storage. Apple will be able to expand the capacity of the iPhone 14 series to 2 TB thanks to the latest storage technology.
In addition, the iPhone 14 may be released with a new 48MP camera lens in 2023, followed by a periscope lens. According to IANS, the two camera enhancements will increase market share, revenue, and profit for Taiwanese maker Largan Precision.