Here is something more exciting than vibrant colored iPhones 2018. While the consumers are all gaga over the new iOS devices, it is mobile carriers that are not happy with 2018 iPhone. Apple is likely to insert an eSIM chip in its next iPhone models.
But why should mobile operators worry about this change? Well, everybody has got fair information about SIM cards, which are made of plastic and they fit into a tray. With a little push, you can eject the tray and insert your card into your iPhone, which is now connected to the cell towers.
eSIM in 2018 iPhone would be Pain for the Carriers
With a SIM card, your iPhone gets identified by the operator, and without this small card, you cannot get mobile service. Now, this eSIM is likely to replace the traditional SIM cards, which are provided by mobile carriers to consumers.
The eSIM will be soldered to the circuit board of the phone in the factory itself. Thus, it removes the need for a SIM tray; moreover, eSIM can be programmed over the air; hence, customers are not supposed to go to a carrier to swap out their SIM cards.
It will be a great relief for consumers, but a pain for carriers. With eSIM, consumers can easily change mobile operators without much trouble.
Once a consumer signs up for a new mobile service and gets the automatic activation from the carrier, his job is done. He doesn’t have to bear the pain of going to the store of any carrier to switch SIM.
Subscribers would be on cloud nine to have this eSIM feature on the next iPhones to be released in the coming fall. Consumers can easily dodge that rigmarole of cutting ties with one operator and joining hands with another.
Mobile operators will surely begin to lose their control over the process of changing SIM cards. If the complex process (of switching SIM) is the reason why consumers would welcome this change, mobile operators need to iron out the issues and introduce a new system, wherein consumers can change their loyalties by making a call or pressing a few buttons.
Note that Apple has already rolled out Apple Watch Series 3 cellular models with eSIM technology. Now, this idea of installing a chip into its upcoming iPhone models can be an easy game for the tech giant.
It is a rhetorical question to ask consumers if they like the idea of eSIM. However, mobile operators might have some cards up their sleeves. At the end of the day, consumers should gain some advantage from this battle.