When Apple introduced the new iPhone 14 family to the world, it confirmed that this generation would deposit physical SIM cards, initially at terminals sold in the United States. Thus, they gave way to the digital version, the eSIM. Unlike when Apple got rid of the 3.5mm jack, there was no explanation behind it this time around, or at least no explanation that would justify such a drastic change in the public eye. Today, after the first iPhone 14 Pro Max teardown, it was confirmed This decision could be motivated by the whims of those from Cupertino.
Video posted by the YouTube channel PBK . Reviews He devoted himself to disassembling iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apart from revealing a lot of details and secrets of the device, he also confirmed that Apple does not use the extra space gained after removing the SIM tray.
To implement his teardown video, the Youtube It was made with an American version of the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Let’s remember that the variants manufactured in the American country To get rid of physical SIM cards. In the meantime, the rest of the world can continue to enjoy this feature.
Apple filled this area of the iPhone 14 Pro Max with plastic
Just as I read it, the space left behind by the lack of a physical SIM card was not used by Apple in any real way. Actually, these are from Cupertino They found no other solution than to fill the void with a piece of plastic. This way, the region is not completely empty, but simply not used for new components or functions.
Initially, the video claimed that this area was used by a module that allows satellite communication on the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro, however, after revision, the comment was removed.
Why didn’t Apple fill this space with anything? The greatest possibility is to simplify the production of the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro. On a large scale, it is convenient to design models in the most similar way possible. Thus, the aircraft of the American versions should resemble the rest of the models, an element that limits the use of this space.
Let’s remember: Those people who bought iPhone 14 or 14 Pro outside the US will get a terminal Yes, it has a tray to insert a physical SIM card. the reason? Apple may have negotiated a much simpler eSIM activation and transfer system, but only with carriers in the US.
In this way, if Apple wants to take advantage of this area, I would first like to implement the resolution at the international level. Are they at some point? It’s still too early to tell, but it’s possible that those from Cupertino intend to take this plan to a global level. This can be a little tricky, given that the SIM card is the most common form of mobile communication today. Enforcing eSIM adoption will not be an easy task, especially in developing countries.
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