The leading smartphone brands, Apple and Samsung are Working on E-Sims. These SIMs will be electronic which will make SIM cards totally disappear. This technology will surely revolutionize the concept of wireless technology in coming years.
Apple, Samsung May Join the E-SIM Card Movement, A revolution for Wireless Technology
It is reported that according to GSMA, mobile manufacturers makers are working on standardized embedded SIM cards now. Hence in the near future it will might get more difficult to switch between your phones.
Apple and Samsung, are said to have joint talks with GSMA about these Electronic embedded SIM cards.
A SIM card is the tiny piece of plastic in your phone that stores your phone number and info about your data plan and identifies your phone to the carrier.
But new e-SIM cards would not allow you to change the card from your phone but rather than that you can change your carrier whenever you want.
AT&T will reportedly support this embeddable SIM as well as international carriers including Deutsche Telecom, Etisalat, Hutchison Whampoa, Orange, Telefónica, and Vodafone, according to The Financial Times.
Its not explained that how these SIMs will work. but it might be similar to Apple SIM, which is made by company for iPad Air 2. It can opt between multiple carriers rather than fixed to one.
If these embedded SIM cards are launched in the market by the two most acceptable and highly appreciated brands then this will surely change the wireless industry entirely.
The GSMA said it is working with Apple, who declined to comment on the matter, in order to gain their support.
“While we are optimistic, a formal agreement with them is still in progress,” the GSMA told the FT. We have got everyone back on one point, with Apple and Samsung agreeing to be part of that specification,” Bouverot told FT. “We have been working with them and others to create an industry solution for machines and will agree on a solution for consumer electronics.”